Top scorer Damion Lee transferring from Drexel

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Damion Lee. (Jessica Griffin/Staff Photographer)

Junior swingman Damion Lee said Monday he has decided to transfer from Drexel.

"I came to Drexel as a freshman and my plan was to graduate in four years," said Lee, who led the Dragons in scoring this season. "I'm going to do that. I love the coaching staff, the people around me and Drexel. But my decision wasn't personal or emotionally based - it was strictly business."

Drexel coach Bruiser Flint was not available for comment.

The 6-foot-6 Lee will graduate next month with a degree in public relations. He will be eligible to play at his new school immediately but said he did not know where he would play next season. However, he won't be playing in the city next winter.

"I will not be going to a school in Philadelphia," the Baltimore native said. Most likely, Lee will play at a mid-major program with a higher profile than Drexel.

"I want to take this time and see where the best place is for me," Lee said. "I don't have a timetable. It's going to be a while before I decide."

Lee was a first-team all-Colonial Athletic Association selection this season. Lee missed all but five games in 2013-14 after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

This season, he led the CAA in scoring, averaging 21.4 points and finished second on the team in rebounding (6.1). Lee made 38.5 percent of his three-point shots. His season ended when he broke his right hand in February.

Drexel suffered a rash of injuries this season and finished 11-19. On a few occasions, the Dragons dressed only seven players.

Lee's departure leaves a void for the Dragons. Guard Tavon Allen, a 6-7 junior, was the team's second-highest scorer at 11.1 points a game.


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