Butch Lee Returns to Marquette on Dec. 28

Lee accepting the James A. Naismith Trophy in 1978 as the NCAA player of the year.

Dec. 16, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - Legendary Marquette guard Butch Lee will be honored at the BMO Harris Bradley Center during the men's basketball game against Samford on Saturday, Dec. 28 as part of the NCAA's celebration of the top 75 players from the NCAA tournament's first 75 years.

Lee, who will be in Milwaukee for the first time in several years, will be presented with the NCAA's award during the contest against the Bulldogs.

Lee guided Marquette to its lone NCAA Championship in program history as the 1977 NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player. The native Puerto Rican led MU past Charlotte and North Carolina in the Final Four on the way a national title in Al McGuire's final game as head coach.

A career 15.1 point per game scorer, Lee left Marquette as its second leading scorer all-time and currently ranks fifth in program history with 1,735 points. He led the then-Warriors in scoring his final two seasons at Marquette and earned the 1978 Naismith Award as the top player in college basketball.

Tickets for the game against Samford are still available and can be purchased by clicking here or by calling the Marquette Ticket Office at 414-288-4668.




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