UK Men's Basketball

Kentucky basketball’s Marcus Lee nominated for Good Works Team

Herald-Leader Staff Report

University of Kentucky basketball player Marcus Lee is a nominee for the 2016 Allstate NABC Good Works Team.

The Wildcats junior is one of 154 men’s nominees, a list that also includes Corban Collins of Morehead State and Marcellus Barksdale of IUPUI, a Lexington native from Tates Creek High School. Also among the nominees are Trey Lewis of Louisville, Nigel Snipes of Western Kentucky and Louis Walker III of Thomas More.

The award recognizes community service achievements. Lee’s services includes volunteering at God’s Pantry, organizing the UK Blanket Project and working with Samaritan’s Feet.

From this year’s 154 nominees, a final roster of 10 award recipients — five players from Division I and five from Divisions II, III and the NAIA — will be announced in February.

Women’s nominees included Cortnee Walton of Louisville and Lydia Nash of Union.