Drexel’s Damion Lee out for the season with broken hand

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Because of a hand injury, Drexel’s Damion Lee is officially out for the season.

Damion Lee has had one of the best seasons out of any player in college basketball this season. The fourth-leading scorer in the nation, scoring 21.4 points per game, has really been the lone bright spot on a bad Drexel team. Although the season will likely be over in less than a month for the Dragons as they will likely not make the tournament, Lee will not be playing with the team as he is now out for the year with a broken hand. Jon Ronstein of CBSSports.com was the first to break the news.

Last season, an ACL injury cut Lee’s season short, but he did an excellent job at rehabbing the knee for the 2014-2015 season. With the hand injury as well as the ACL injury, Lee really has yet to cut a break in his NCAA career. Each year, mid-major prospects always make noise in the draft season for their ability to score the basketball. Over the past couple of seasons, Damian Lillard and Doug McDermott were two mid-major studs that led the nation in scoring. While Lee didn’t exactly lead the nation, he was one of the nation’s best scorers.

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The junior from Maryland is fresh off a 30-point overtime loss from the hands of Northeastern. This past season was the year where people really saw just how good Lee was and how good Lee could be. In the 2014-2015 season, Lee has scored at least 25 points in nine contests.

With the injury, Lee will likely return for his senior season to further improve his game and create even more buzz around his name. The 6-foot-6 swing guard has scored 1,538 points in his college career. Drexel is no longer the mid-major powerhouse they once more, but without Lee, people will have one less reason to watch this less than desirable Drexel team.

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