Marcus Lee will return to the Kentucky Wildcats next year



Kentucky Freshman forward Marcus Lee will return to Lexington for the 2014-15 season, it was announced Friday. So not everyone at UK is going pro. Willie Cauley-Stein is returning for his junior year. Julius Randle is divided, so we’re still waiting on him. Likewise for the Harrison twins. James Young has declared for the NBA Draft.

Back to Marcus Lee, a self-professed nerd who loves the CBS sitcom “The Big Bang Theory.”

“I’ve really enjoyed my college experience and I’m looking forward to continuing to develop as an all-around player,” Marcus Lee said. “Playing in the Final Four was such an amazing feeling, but I want to come back and help win that final game this year.”

Speaking of Big Bang Theory, I’m a huge fan of Kaley Cuoco. Easy to see why



The 6-foot-9 forward was called upon in Kentucky’s Final Four run and he answered the call with a 10-point, eight-rebound, two-block performance in the Elite Eight against Michigan.

“I’m excited for Marcus and think he’s barely scratched the surface of what he’s capable of,” head coach John Calipari said. “In addition to his athleticism and the energy level he brings, the experience he gained in the NCAA Tournament this year will be immeasurable for us next season.”

The NBA Early Entry deadline is at 11:59 p.m. ET Sunday, April 27.

Paul M. Banks owns The Sports, an affiliate of Fox Sports. He’s also a frequent guest on national talk radio. Banks is a former contributor to NBC Chicago and the Washington Times, who’s been featured on the History Channel. President Obama follows him on Twitter (@paulmbanks)

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