Gerald Lee (basketball)

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Gerald Lee
EuroBasket 2017 Greece vs Finland 21.jpg
Lee with Finland during EuroBasket 2017
No. 15 – Ironi Nes Ziona
Position Center
League Israeli Premier League
FIBA Europe Cup
Personal information
Born (1987-11-23) November 23, 1987 (age 30)
Uusikaupunki, Finland
Nationality Finnish / American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
College Old Dominion (2006–2010)
NBA draft 2010 / Undrafted
Playing career 2004–present
Career history
2004–2006 UU-Korihait
2010–2011 Snaidero Udine
2011–2012 Prima Veroli
2012–2013 Budućnost Podgorica
2013–2015 CSU Asesoft Ploiești
2015 Murcia
2015–2016 Steaua București
2016 Le Mans Sarthe
2016–2017 Helsinki Seagulls
2017–2018 Maccabi Ashdod
2018–present Ironi Nes Ziona
Career highlights and awards

Gerald Raymond Lee Jr. (born November 23, 1987) is a Finnish professional basketball player for Ironi Nes Ziona of the Israeli Premier League. He played college basketball for Old Dominion University.

Basketball career

Lee began his professional career in 2004 with UU-Korihait of the Finnish Korisliiga, and played with them for two seasons.

From 2004 to 2008, he played college basketball at the Old Dominion University, with the Old Dominion Monarchs.[1]

From 2010 to 2012 he played in the Italian Legadue Basket, first with Snaidero Udine and then with Prima Veroli.[2]

In August 2012, he signed a two-year contract with Budućnost Podgorica of Montenegro.[3] He left Budućnost after one season.

In September 2013, he signed a one-year deal with the Romanian team CSU Asesoft Ploiești.[4] In July 2014, he extended his contract with Asesoft for one more season.[5] On February 2, 2015, he left Asesoft Ploiești and signed with UCAM Murcia of Spain for the rest of the 2014–15 ACB season.[6]

On September 16, 2015, he signed a one-year deal with Steaua București of Romania.[7]

On September 13, 2016, Lee signed with French club Le Mans Sarthe Basket.[8] He left Le Mans after appearing in only three games, and on October 13, 2016, he signed with Helsinki Seagulls for the rest of the season.[9]

On August 2, 2017, Lee signed with Israeli club Maccabi Ashdod for the 2017–18 season.[10][11] Lee helped Ashdod to reach the 2018 Israeli League Playoffs, where they eventually lost to Hapoel Tel Aviv. In 28 games played during the 2017–18 season, Lee averaged 11.2 points and 4.9 rebounds per game.

On July 6, 2018, Lee signed a one-year deal with Ironi Nes Ziona.[12]

National team career

Lee is a member of the Finland national basketball team. He played for them at the FIBA EuroBasket 2011, FIBA EuroBasket 2013 and 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Personal life

His American-born father Gerald Lee Sr. played in Finland from 1973 to 1997. He also played 8 matches for Finland national team in 1992.

References

  1. ^ "Gerald Lee–Old Dominion Monarchs Bio". Odusports.com. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  2. ^ "Prima Veroli adds size with Gerald Lee". Sportando.com. July 9, 2011. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  3. ^ Kovacevic, Milivoje (August 3, 2012). "BUDUCNOST added size with Gerald Lee". Eurocupbasketball.com. Retrieved March 15, 2015.
  4. ^ "CSU ASESOFT lands Gerald Lee". Eurocupbasketball.com. September 4, 2013. Archived from the original on November 2, 2013. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  5. ^ "CSU Asesoft extends with center Lee". Eurocupbasketball.com. July 10, 2014. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  6. ^ Gerald Lee leaves CSU Asesoft Ploiesti to sign with UCAM Murcia
  7. ^ "Steaua adds size with Lee". Eurocupbasketball.com. September 16, 2015. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
  8. ^ "Un international en l'absence de Mouph". msb.fr (in French). September 13, 2016. Retrieved September 14, 2016.
  9. ^ "Gerald Lee inks with Helsinki Seagulls". Sportando.com. October 13, 2016. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  10. ^ "זר שלישי ל"דולפינים": ג'ראלד לי". basket.co.il (in Hebrew). August 2, 2017. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  11. ^ "Maccabi Ashdod inks Gerald Lee". Sportando.com. August 3, 2017. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
  12. ^ "רכש ראשון בלב המושבה: ג'ראלד לי". basket.co.il (in Hebrew). July 6, 2018. Retrieved July 6, 2018.

External links

  • Gerald Lee at realgm.com
  • Gerald Lee at acb.com
  • Gerald Lee at eurobasket.com
  • Gerald Lee at eurocupbasketball.com
  • Gerald Lee at fiba.com
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