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Beavers: Lee to be inducted into NSIC Hall of Fame

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BURNSVILLE -- Former BSU men's basketball player David Lee will be among eight people who will be inducted into the NSIC Hall of Fame Wednesday at the Best Western Kelly Inn in St. Cloud.

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The event will begin at 6:30 with the social hour while the ceremony is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Joining Lee, who played for the Beavers from 1984 to 1988, will be Lisa (Harfield) Borowitz of Concordia-St. Paul, Scott Hanna of UMD, Dale Robley of MSU Moorhead, Jason Landmark of Northern, Lillie Brown of Southwest Minnesota, Mike Rybak of St. Cloud and John Martin of Winona.

Lee, who was inducted into the BSU Hall of Fame in 2013, was a four-time All-NIC selection and is the program's all-time leading scorer with 2,034 points. His 807 field goals and 364 made free throws also represent high-water marks for the program.

His career free throw shooting percentage of 77.3 percent is the best in school history and he also set the school record for 3-point percentage in a single season when he hit 42 of 78 (54 percent) in the 1987-88 campaign.

Lee also is second in career assists with 314.

Scoring 854 points in 48 NIC games, Lee remains among the top 30 players in the history of the league in points scored, while his 18.6 points per game in league play rank him 10th all time.

After his days at BSU, Lee served as the girls basketball coach at Hayward (Wis.) High School, where he led the Hurricanes to a 358-129 record, a 74 percent winning ratio. His teams won seven Heart O' North Conference championships and 10 regional championships. He also coached twice in the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association all-star tournament. Lee continues to teach physical education at Hayward High School.

Lee and his wife Ronda have three daughters, Morgan (22), Tatum (21) and Ricki (19). Morgan and Tatum both played basketball for BSU and Ricki runs track at Minnesota State. Morgan finished her career as a two-time All-NSIC Second Team member (2011-12 and 2013-14), second all-time at BSU in 3-pointers made (214) and seventh all-time in scoring (1,380).

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