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BYU Basketball adds big man Kolby Lee to 2017-2018 roster

BYU has added a former 4-star recruit to its roster

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After reserve guard Kajon Brown announced he was transferring from the program, BYU made it official that big man Kolby Lee will be joining the program starting immediately.

The 6’9, 260 lbs PF/C from Meridian, Idaho was a member of the 2017 recruiting class and the 2017 Idaho Gatorade Player of the Year. As a senior, he led Rocky Mountain High School to a record of 26-1 and the school's first state title. He averaged 16.6 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game during the season.

Lee was rated a 4-star prospect by ESPN and a 3-star recruit by Rivals and Scout.

With Lee joining BYU at the midway point of the season and Braiden Shaw and Dalton Nixon on track to return from injuries, a source inside the program has indicated that the tentative plan is for Lee to redshirt this season. A redshirt this season would mean Lee would be able to play four straight years at BYU beginning next season.

If BYU’s front court suffers more injuries, however, there is a possibility that Lee may be forced into action.

BYU’s next game is Thursday at home versus Portland.