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Damion Lee signs with Louisville over Arizona, Maryland

Maryland misses out on one of the most sought after transfers, as Damion Lee pledges to the Cardinals

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Drexel transfer Damion Lee has signed with Louisville, according to Scout's Evan Daniels. Lee is expected to graduate from Drexel in June, forgoing his senior year with the Dragons while maintaining eligibility as a graduate student thanks to NCAA rules.

Lee was the most desirable transfer this off-season after averaged 21.4 points per game at Drexel, good for first in the Colonial Athletic Association and fifth in the country. His per game average was only a point and a half behind the NCAA leader Tyler Harvey. Lee, a product of Baltimore's Calvert Hall, absolutely lit up the CAA this season, eclipsing 30 points five times last season and dropping 20 points or more in 14 games. The 6'6'' guard was also incredibly efficient for the Dragons, shooting 44 percent from the field and just a shade under 39 percent from three point land.

His shooting improvements from the 2013-14 season to the 2014-15 season may be the most impressive aspect to Lee's game. After a sophomore slump season of averaging just 13 points per game on 37 percent from the field and 27 percent from the field, he bounced back with great numbers. Lee is also as close to automatic as it gets from the free throw line, shooting 89 percent from the charity stripe.

Despite missing out on one of the top transfers in the country, Maryland has still had a great off-season. Mark Turgeon's squad is still in great shape for next year following the signing of Diamond Stone, the second ranked center in the 2015 recruiting class. Additionally, freshman phenom Melo Trimble and junior Jake Layman have both announced they'll be returning next year. Those things, plus the addition of Georgia Tech transfer Robert Carter, make the Terps an early preseason Top 5 team, despite missing out on Lee