Mar 9, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Tennessee Volunteers head coach Cuonzo Martin talks to his team in the first half of their game against the Ole Miss Rebels in the second round of the 2012 SEC Tournament at the New Orleans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-US PRESSWIRE

Basketball Recruiting: Richard Lee Gains New Interest

Tennessee is the latest school to express their interest in one of the top shooting guard from the Class of 2014, Richard Lee. He’s become a hot commodity over the past year, picking up offers from Florida, Alabama, Maryland, Miami, Kansas State, Murray State, George Mason, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Florida State. Not only has he picked up these offers, but he’s also gained the interest of Kansas, Oklahoma State, and just recently, Tennessee.

There’s still two years left of high school basketball, plus one more AAU season, giving him plenty of time to continue to rack up offers and interest from high-major schools. He had a nice summer this year with Each 1 Teach 1, playing along some of the top players in Florida, such as Joel Berry. Now he’ll enter his junior season at Northeast High School in Oakland Park, Florida with a head of steam.

When asked about his thoughts on the recently gained interest from the Tennessee Volunteers, Lee said, “Tennessee is a nice school. The SEC is a good conference and I like their style of play. Plus, they’re one of the schools recruiting me the hardest right now.”

Florida, Murray State, George Mason, and Miami are also coming at Lee hard right now, looking to have him sign to play for their team by next year. He doesn’t plan to cut his list, nor commit to a school until sometime during his senior season, leaving plenty of room for other schools to jump in the picture.

While he continues to increase his level of play, the 6’2″ guard will be doing his best to impress each and every coach. Will he be a hometown kid and commit to one of the Florida schools down the road? Only time will tell; but one thing will remain evident. This kid can flat out play and will be a major pick up for any of the schools listed above.

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