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PF Marcus Lee Likely to Pick Kentucky Wildcats on Wednesday

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Jon HancockSenior Analyst IOctober 16, 2012

Marcus Lee, a 6'9" power forward from Antioch, California, will make his college decision Wednesday, according to Evan Daniels of Scout.com. Lee recently narrowed his list to Kentucky and California.

Lee is planning on announcing at his school, Deer Valley High School, at 11:30 PST.

The 5-star prospect has the length to play center in college and the athleticism to play power forward. He is considered the No. 2 center by Scout.com and the No. 15 overall player in the 2013 class by Rivals.com.

Lee averaged 13.9 points and 9.1 blocks a game last year as a junior at Deer Valley. He played on the Cali Supreme AAU squad over the summer.

Scout.com says of Lee:

Marcus Lee is an athletic center who possesses very high upside due to his length and athleticism. At this stage of his career, Lee specializes as a shot blocker and rebounder. Offensively he's raw and will have to work on his footwork, post moves and continue to grow comfortable with his left hand. Added strength will also help his offense. Regardless, he's a very good post prospect who will be recruited at a high level due to his upside.

Lee made a visit to Kentucky last weekend for their Midnight Madness festivities. He was planning on visiting California this weekend.

California is a lot closer to home for Lee than Kentucky, which has been a big part of the high school senior's decision process. But since Lee has canceled his plan to visit California this weekend, all signs show he will commit to Kentucky.

Jerry Meyer of 247Sports.com said via Twitter that it would be "beyond shocking" for Lee not to pick Kentucky tomorrow.

Lee also posted a picture via Twitter of him and Kentucky's other 2013 commits saying, "That's just scary."

Kentucky has picked up three 5-star prospects in the last two weeks with James Young and the Harrison twins. Kentucky also has a commit from 4-star power forward Derek Willis.

The No. 1 power forward of the class, Julius Randle, is also a Kentucky lean and is planning on making a decision next month.

John Calipari may be putting together his best class yet.

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