Monday, March 9, 2015

Marcus Lee Named to 2014-15 SEC Community Service Team

 Kentucky men’s basketball’s Marcus Lee was named to the 2014-15 Southeastern Conference Community Service Team on Monday, as the league has recognized his accomplishments away from the basketball court.

The SEC named a men’s basketball Community Service Team for the 17th year. One player from each of the 14 SEC players was named to the team.

Lee has been extensively active in the Lexington community during his two years at UK.

He is the treasurer of UK’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee NCAA, having coordinated the athletics department’s blanket project where Kentucky student-athletes made blankets for UK Children’s Hospital patients. Lee was responsible for coordinating the project budget, which involved purchasing the material that was used to make the blankets.

He has also been actively involved in UK’s backpack program with God’s Pantry, filling backpacks with food supplies and delivering them to local elementary schools. 

Lee visited Dick Gregory, who was seriously injured in a fall at Rupp Arena last season, in the intensive care unit.

He volunteered to help out during the events inside the Joe Craft Center as part of National Student-Athlete Day. He also took part in the Samaritan's Feet Project in addition to delivering food to Midnight Madness Campers.

All 21 league-sponsored sports have had a Community Service Team since 2004, with at-large teams for men's and women's sports being chosen from 1999-2003. The SEC began a football Community Service Team in 1994.

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