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Marcus Lee is known around national circles as the highly athletic basketball post headed to Kentucky. In Northern California, he's also known on the volleyball court.

Around basketball circles Marcus Lee is a well-known force and commodity nationally.

File photo by Ernie Abrea

Marcus Lee up for a block.

The high-flying, wiry 6-foot-10 post from Deer Valley (Antioch, Calif.) was a McDonald's All-American and headed to the University of Kentucky along with a who's who of 2013 recruits.

But around Northern California, Lee first made big noise on the volleyball court and on Friday, he capped off his senior year in North Coast Section with the school's first title.

Lee, an absolutely menacing and intimidating middle blocker, had 15 kills in 22 attempts to go along with 21 kills from 6-4 sophomore Jordan Ewert as the Wolverines defeated Amador Valley 25-15, 24-26, 25-16, 25-15 to improve to 40-1.

Despite a late start because of Deer Valley's late basketball run and to commitments to McDonald's and the Jordan Brand Classic, Lee has 154 kills on the season. He's second on the team behind Ewert (4.7) with 3.8 kills per game.

Senior Derrico Kwa had 48 assists and is sixth in the nation with 1,161 assists on the season. Ewert is 18th in the country and first among sophomores with 887 kills on the year.

Lee and Deer Valley open NorCal playoff action Tuesday. Most believe Lee would be a Division I volleyball player if he devoted a fraction of the time to the sport he does on basketball.

He's still dominating at the high school level. He's a four-year starter for the Wolverines, who have gone 143-17 in that time under superb coach Lou Panzella.