Greg Lee, famous for helping lead UCLA to a pair of undefeated national championship seasons during its legendary John Wooden run in 1971-72 and 1972-73, died Wednesday at the age of 70.
Lee died at a San Diego hospital from an infection related to an immune disorder, the university announced.
During Lee’s three years as a varsity player, the Bruins boasted a record of 86-4, with all four of those losses coming during the 1973-74 season, Wooden’s last season on the bench.
Prior to that, Lee, a starting guard, helped lead the Bruins to back-to-back perfect 30-0 seasons.
After college, Lee saw greater personal success as a volleyball player, collecting 29 beach volleyball tournament titles with another 10 finals appearances.
He was most successful playing alongside Jim Menges, a classmate from UCLA who played volleyball for the Bruins. The duo won 25 championships among 30 attempts.
Expressing his pleasure at having a larger, positive influence on a sporting outcome (as well as a quicker hook), Lee told the Los Angeles Times, “If I played poorly in volleyball, I was out of there. If you made errors, you were history.”
Lee also had a brief professional basketball career, reuniting with former teammate Bill Walton with the Portland Trail Blazers in 1975-76. He also played in the ABA and in a West Germany professional league.
–Field Level Media
Golden State is contemplating disciplinary action against Draymond Green after a physical altercation with Jordan Poole at Warriors practice Wednesday, The Athletic reported. Green forcefully struck Poole after the two…
Washington Wizards swingman Corey Kispert will be out four to six weeks with a sprained left ankle. The team provided the timeline on Wednesday. The regular season begins on Oct….
Toronto Raptors guard Malachi Flynn is recovering from a broken left cheekbone. He sustained the injury during the third quarter of Sunday’s preseason game against the Utah Jazz in Edmonton,…
Wizards G/F Corey Kispert (ankle) out 4-6 weeks
Raptors G Malachi Flynn fractures cheekbone
Four-star PG Jizzle James, son of Edgerrin, commits to Cincinnati
Tiffany Jackson, former Texas star and WNBA player, dies at 37