2001 - PLAY OFF CHAMPIONS
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High-flying William Lee is playing in his second season for the Riders, after joining from the Iowa Wolves of the G-League. The 6’9” forward was a human highlight reel during his first season in the BBL, dominating the paint with his tremendous dunking ability.
Lee enjoyed an illustrious high-school career, earning him the title of ‘Mr Basketball’ for the state of Alabama. He declared for his hometown college, once home to NBA legend Robert Horry, becoming one of the most lauded players to sign for the University of Alabama for several years. Lee left an immediate impression on the ‘Crimson Tide’s’ history, draining a go-ahead jumper which ultimately led to them upsetting #3 ranked Iowa State in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
Lee, nicknamed ‘ha-ha’ for his fun-loving personality, played three further years for Alabama. He averaged 10 points, seven rebounds and two blocks a game in his senior year. Lee racked up a total of 291 blocks during his time in college, the most in Alabama history. Lee now brings the shot-blocking talents which helped him earn the defensive player of the year award twice in college to the Riders.
Lee is a dominant big man in all aspects of his game. His 7.7 rebounds per game ranked seventh in the BBL last season, as he controlled the glass on both ends. Lee integrates seamlessly into Leicester’s lineup. He led the Riders in rebounds and was a vital contributor of points to the team scoring 11.3 a game. With his emphatic blocks and electric dunks, expect ‘haha’ to leave Riders fan giddy this season.