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The top player in the 10th Region signed to play basketball at Campbellsville University when Montgomery County's Mackenzie Lee accepted a scholarship offer earlier this month from Lady Tiger coach Ginger Colvin.
Lee was about 8 years old when her sister, Whitney, signed with CU. No stranger to Lady Tiger basketball, the 5-7 senior for the Lady Indians played in five state tournaments after competing for one of the winningest programs in the state in the last decade.
"She knows how to win," Colvin said. "She has the ability to make plays, and I just love her demeanor on the court."
Whitney Lee, an All-American, played inside for Hall of Fame coach Donna Wise. Mackenzie Lee will play the 1- or 2-guard spot, according to Colvin.
Lee led her team in scoring (12 points per game), rebounding (six rebounds per game) while also dishing out 103 assists and collecting 63 steals.
"She spends about 90 percent of her spare time in the gym," said Colvin, who also signed Courtney Danis, another 10th Region Player of the Year who will be a junior at CU next season.
Lee hit 44 percent of her field goal attempts, (32 percent from the three) and 75 percent of her free throws.
In addition to being 10th Region Player of the Year, Lee also was honored for:
- Courier-Journal First Team All-State.
- Herald-Leader Honorable Mention.
- All-Tournament at the 2009 state tourney.
- MVP of the 10th Region tournament.
- Lexington Catholic Christmas All-Tournament Team.
- MVP of the Montgomery County/Gateway Holiday Classic.