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Season G PPG RPG NBA
Title
1979-80 (#15) 11 1.3 0.7

Butch Lee

Guard, #15

 

Lee is the first Puerto Rican national to play in the NBA and was named the most outstanding player in the 1977 collegiate Final Four, in which he led the Marquette Warriors to the school's first national championship.

Lee was traded to the Lakers during the 1979-80 season but played in only 11 games for them before a leg injury forced him to the sidelines, and eventually into retirement. He did, however, win an NBA championship ring, as the Lakers went on to beat the Philadelphia 76ers in that season's NBA Finals, making him one of the few players with an NCAA and NBA title.

— Houston Mitchell
Feb. 12, 2011

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