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Keith Lee

For the American football player, see Keith Lee (American football).
Keith Lee
Personal information
Born (1962-12-28) December 28, 1962 (age 57)
West Memphis, Arkansas
Nationality American
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Career information
High school West Memphis
(West Memphis, Arkansas)
College Memphis (1981–1985)
NBA draft 1985 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Pro career 1985–1995
Position Power forward / Center
Number 24
Career history
19851987 Cleveland Cavaliers
1988–1989 New Jersey Nets
1991 Suncoast Sunblasters (USBL)
1991–1992 Rapid City Thrillers (CBA)
1992–1993 Independiente de Neuquén (Argentina)
1994 Memphis Fire (USBL)
1995 Jackson Jackals (USBL)
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points 1,114 (6.1ppg)
Rebounds 861 (4.7rpg)
Blocks 110 (0.6bpg)
Stats at

Keith DeWayne Lee (born December 28, 1962) is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Chicago Bulls in the 1st round (11th overall) of the 1985 NBA Draft later to be traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers. A 6'10" forward-center from Memphis State University, Lee played in 3 NBA seasons for the Cleveland Cavaliers and New Jersey Nets.

Keith Lee played high school basketball at West Memphis Senior High School in West Memphis, Arkansas. The 1979-1980 team is considered by many to be the top high school basketball team in Arkansas history, going undefeated for a 30-0 record. The 1980-1981 team, after losing former NBA player Michael Cage to graduation, went undefeated that season as well and holds the longest winning streak for high school basketball in the state at 60 consecutive wins.

In 1985 Keith Lee helped lead the Memphis State Tigers to the Final Four and was also a first team All American. He was the first Tiger to earn AP All-America honors four times (first-team as a senior). Lee helped the Tigers compile a 104-24 (.813) record with four NCAA appearances from 1981 to 1985. His 2,408 career points are a Tiger record, and his number was retired in 1985.

Lee's best year as a professional came during his rookie season for the Cavs when he appeared in 58 games and averaged 7.4 ppg. In his NBA career, Lee played in 182 games and scored a total of 1,114 points.

Lee received a degree in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Memphis in December, 2008.

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