Lee, ex-UCLA guard below Wood, dies at 70
LOS ANGELES — Greg Lee, who helped UCLA to consecutive nationwide championships in 1972 and ’73 as a beginning guard below coach John Wood, has died. He was 70.
Lee died at a San Diego hospital on Wednesday from an an infection associated to an immune dysfunction, the college mentioned Thursday after being knowledgeable by his spouse, Lisa.
Lee turned a beginning guard on the varsity group as a sophomore in 1971-72, alongside Invoice Walton and Jamaal Wilkes. The Bruins had a 30-0 document whereas successful video games by a mean margin of over 30 factors. They beat Florida State 81-76 within the nationwide title sport.
The next season, the Bruins once more went 30-0 and gained the nationwide championship, 87-66 over Memphis State.
Throughout Lee’s senior yr in 1973-74, UCLA’s 88-game successful streak was snapped in a 71-70 loss to Notre Dame. The Bruins’ run of nationwide titles additionally ended at seven after they have been overwhelmed by North Carolina State 80-77 in double additional time within the NCAA Match semifinals.
Lee averaged 5.8 factors and 1.5 rebounds in 88 video games with the varsity, which compiled an 86-4 document throughout his three seasons.
In that period, freshmen weren’t allowed to compete, so Lee, Walton and Wilkes helped UCLA’s first-year group to a 20-0 document whereas Lee averaged 17.9 factors.
Lee grew up within the Los Angeles neighborhood of Reseda. His father, Marvin, performed basketball at UCLA below coach Wilbur Johns, who preceded Wood.
After leaving UCLA, Lee performed professionally within the ABA and NBA. He briefly performed for the Portland Path Blazers in 1975-76, reuniting with Walton, earlier than taking part in in Germany for a number of seasons.
All through the Seventies, Lee competed on the skilled seaside volleyball circuit. He gained 29 titles whereas showing in 39 finals throughout his profession.
After his taking part in days ended, Lee earned a educating credential from UCLA. He taught math at Clairemont Excessive in San Diego and coached varsity basketball and tennis.
In addition to his spouse of 48 years, Lee is survived by his son Ethan, daughter Jessamyn Feves, and his brother Jon.