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Louisville adds key grad transfer Damion Lee

Damion Lee, Tony Parker

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Louisville has landed Damion Lee, a 6-foot-6 wing that was the most sought-after graduate transfer on the market this spring. He’ll be eligible immediately.

Lee announced his decision on twitter on Thursday morning. As a junior at Drexel, Lee averaged 21.4 points before a hand injury sidelined him for the final month of the season. He’ll have a chance to make a major impact for the Cardinals, one that Louisville fans waited four years to get from Wayne Blackshear.

The addition of Lee only bolsters one of the best recruiting classes in the country. Louisville brings in powerful combo-guard Donovan Mitchell, talented wing Deng Adel and big man Ray Spalding as well as Trey Lewis, a graduate transfer from Cleveland State that can handle point guard duties and really shoot it from deep. With Terry Rozier, Montrezl Harrell, Shaqquan Aaron and Blackshear all leaving the program, this was an infusion of talent that the Cardinals really needed.

Louisville returns sophomore Quentin Snider and Chinanu Onuaku as well as junior Mangok Mathiang.