UK assistant Antigua scouts 2013 recruit Friday night

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Feb 092013

JACKSON, Ky. — UK assistant coach Orlando Antigua made a trip to eastern Kentucky on Friday night to see 22ft Academy senior wing MiKyle McIntosh.

McIntosh scored just five points in 22ft Academy’s 80-64 victory over Mt. Zion Prep. The uncommitted 2013 recruit injured his knee early in the second quarter and did not score after that. He sat out most of the second period and played about 9 minutes in the second half.

McIntosh acknowledged after the game that he fought through the pain, in part, because Antigua was in the stands.

“I saw him over there,” he said. “I’m disappointed I couldn’t play properly tonight.”

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Feb 072013

There’s no doubt that Marcus Lee‘s stock is on the rise. The question is: How high will it go?

The Kentucky signee jumped to No. 21 overall (up 18 spots) in the latest rankings released last week, which means yet another major recruiting service considers him a five-star prospect.

Lee, a 6-foot-9 post player from California, is averaging about 18 points, 20 rebounds and seven blocks per game for Deer Valley this season. national analyst Evan Daniels pointed out that those are similar numbers to what he averaged as a junior.

“He’s really talented,” Daniels told the Herald-Leader. “I think he can impact the game on the defensive end and impact the game with his ability to rebound. I think those are probably the things that really spurred his move.”

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