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Marcus Lee, Charles Matthews updates

Kentucky guard Charles Matthews (4) scored over Georgia forward Yante Maten (1) as Kentucky played Georgia on Tuesday February 9, 2016 in Lexington, Ky.
Kentucky guard Charles Matthews (4) scored over Georgia forward Yante Maten (1) as Kentucky played Georgia on Tuesday February 9, 2016 in Lexington, Ky. Lexington Herald-Leader

There was news Wednesday regarding two players who are transferring out of Kentucky’s basketball players.

After reports that Marcus Lee was showing serious interest in California, Scout’s Evan Daniels reported Wednesday that the 6-foot-10 forward visited Washington.

Meanwhile, there were reports that Charles Matthews has drawn interest from Xavier and Michigan.

Lee, who averaged 6.4 points and six rebounds a game last season, attended the NBA Draft Combine before withdrawing his name from the draft pool and announcing his plans to transfer. The California native said he wanted to be closer to home. He will sit out next season before being eligible for the 2017-18 campaign.

As a freshman out of Chicago, Matthews played in all 36 games, averaging 1.7 points and 1.6 rebounds. He announced May 18 that he planned to transfer.

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