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C.J. Lee 2
C.J. Lee

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Pittsford, N.Y.

High School:
Pittsford Sutherland

Last College:
Manhattan

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 180

Position:
G


Fifth-Year (2008-09) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M's male Big Ten Conference Outstanding Sportsmanship Award ... Big Ten Sportsmanship Award, U-M recipient for basketball... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... U-M's Wayman Britt Outstanding Defensive Player ... U-M's Thad Garner Leadership Award ... Michigan Daily Student of the Year, one of 10 recipients ... Named co-captain, along with David Merritt ... Awarded scholarship for final season by U-M coach John Beilein ... Played in all 35 games with 14 starts ... Became the full time starting point guard the final 14 games of season ... Helped Michigan to a 21-14 record, which tied a school record for the largest single-season turnaround in program history ... Helped U-M earn its first NCAA Tournament bid in 11 years ... Earned No. 10 seed at NCAA Tournament, advancing to second round after 62-59 victory over No. 7 seed Clemson ... Eliminated by No. 2 seed Oklahoma, 73-63, in second round ... Earned No. 7 seed at the Big Ten Tournament, advancing to quarterfinal ... Helped U-M to two top-five wins after defeating No. 4 UCLA (Nov. 20, 55-52) and No. 4 Duke (Dec. 6, 81-73) ... Helped U-M to 4-5 record against national top 25 opponents ... Helped U-M set team records for single season free throw percentage (75.7%), three-point field goals (305) and three-point field goal attempts (912) ... Helped U-M tie the NCAA record for most players with a three-point field goal in a game -- nine against Eastern Michigan (Dec. 13) ... Averaged 2.9 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game ... Scored a career-best 11 points in final collegiate game against Oklahoma (March 21) in the second round of NCAA Tournament ... Closed the game 3-for-6 from the field, 3-for-4 on three-point field goals and 3-for-3 from the free throw line ... Marked his first career double figure scoring game ... Collected 67 rebounds (1.9) ... Had a career-best-tying five rebounds, two times -- at Illinois (Jan. 14) and at Iowa (Feb. 22) ... Collected 58 assists (1.7) ... Had a career-best five assists, two times -- at Iowa (Feb. 22) and vs. Iowa (March 12) in first round of Big Ten Tournament ... Shot 41.6 percent from the field (32-for-77), 36.5 percent on three-point field goals (19-for-52) and 65.4 percent on free throws (17-for-26) ... Had 19 steals (0.5) ... Had a career-high-tying two steals, three times -- against No. 10 Duke (Nov. 21), at No. 16 Purdue (Jan. 31), vs. Minnesota (Feb. 19)... Played in 16.4 minutes per game ... Played 10-or-more minutes in 24 games with six games of 30-plus minutes and one 40-plus game ... Played a career-high 40 minutes in overtime game at Northwestern (Feb. 15).

Senior/Junior (2007-08) ... U-M's Thad Garner Leadership Award ... U-M's Steve Grote Hustle Award ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... Earned and awarded scholarship for second semester by U-M coach John Beilein ... Played in all 32 games with seven starts ... Started first collegiate game at Purdue (Jan. 5) ... Helped Michigan to a 10-22 record - winning five of its last 10 games of the season ... Earned No. 9 seed at the Big Ten Tournament, advancing to quarterfinal ... Averaged 2.1 points, 1.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 0.8 steals in first eligible season at U-M ... Scored five-or-more points in six games ... Scored season-best eight points against Northwestern (Feb. 26) after going 3-for-4 from the field and 2-for-3 from long range ... Collected 44 rebounds (1.4) ... Had a career-high five rebounds against Brown (Nov. 11) ... Collected 41 assists (1.3) ... Had a season-high four assists, two times - against Oakland (Dec. 12) and against Wisconsin (Jan. 2) ... Shot 33.3 percent from the field (24-for-72), 28.9 percent on three-point field goals (13-for-45) and 75.0 percent on free throws (6-for-8) ... Had 24 steals (0.8) ... Had a career-high two steals, seven times ... Played in 11.4 minutes per game ... Played 10-or-more minutes in 20 games with two games of 20-plus minutes ... Played a season-high 23 minutes against UCLA (Dec. 22).

Junior (2006-07) ... Joined the Michigan Basketball program as a walk-on after transferring from Manhattan College ... Due to NCAA transfer rules, sat out of competition, but was able to practice with the team ... Leader of the opponent scout team during practices.

Sophomore (2005-06) ... Played at Manhattan College ... Academic All-MAAC ... Helped the Jaspers to a 20-11 overall record ... Helped Manhattan to the Metro-Atlantic Athletic Conference regular season title with a 14-4 record and the No. 1 seed in the MAAC Tournament ... Helped Manhattan to a second round appearance in the Postseason NIT ... Played in 25 games coming off the bench ... Averaged 0.4 points (nine total), 0.6 rebounds (15 total) and 0.5 assists (13 total) ... Scored a season-best two points, four times ... Had a season-best four rebounds at Siena (Jan. 30) ... Passed out a season-best three assists, two times - against Long Beach State (Feb. 18) and at Canisius (Feb. 11) ... Played in a season-best 12 minutes against Niagara (Feb. 3).

Freshman (2004-05) ... Played at Manhattan College ... Helped the Jaspers to a 15-14 overall record ... Helped Manhattan to the No. 6 seed in the MAAC Tournament, advancing to the second round ... Played in 11 games coming off the bench ... Averaged 0.7 points (eight total), 0.5 rebounds (six total) and 0.5 assists (six total) ... Played in first collegiate game against Fordham (Nov. 27) ... Posted two points, two assists, one rebound, and one steal, all collegiate firsts, in nine minutes vs. North Dakota State (Jan. 5) ... Scored a season-best three points at Rider (Jan. 27) ... Recorded first collegiate block against Canisius (Feb. 24) ... Tallied one assist, one block, and one rebound vs. Loyola at MAAC Tournament (3/4).

Prep ... Pittsford Sutherland High School (2004) ... All-State, first team selection following his senior season ... Averaged 22.3 points, 5.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 steals per game as a junior ... All-State, eighth team pick as a junior ... Holds the school record for three-pointers made at Pittsford Sutherland ... two-time All-Greater Rochester selection ... Also a standout football player in high school.

Personal ... Given name is Cecil Brian Lee II ... Born October 17, 1985 in Saginaw, Mich. ... Son of Cecil and Alberta Lee ... Earned bachelor's degree in political science (U-M, 2008) ... Enrolled in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy masters program ... Transferred to University of Michigan in the fall of 2006 ... Attended Manhattan College (2004-06).

Year

G-S

MIN

FG-FGA

FG%

3FG-3FGA

3FG%

FT-FTA

FT%

OFF-DEF

REB-Avg.

FO-DQ

AST-Avg.

TO

BLK

STL

PTS-Avg.

2004-05

Played Season at Manhattan College

2005-06

Played Season at Manhattan College

2006-07

Sat out due to NCAA Transfer Rules

2007-08

32-7

365

24-72

33.3%

13-45

28.9%

6-8

75.0%

5-39

44-1.4

45-0

41-1.3

20

0

24

67-2.1

2008-09

35-14

573

32-77

41.6%

19-52

36.5%

17-26

65.4%

16-51

67-1.9

65-1

58-1.7

24

0

19

100-2.9

Career

67-21

938

56-149

37.6%

32-97

33.0%

23-33

69.7%

21-90

111-1.7

110-1

99-1.5

44

0

43

167-2.5


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