KUTZTOWN, Pa. – Redshirt-senior Anthony Lee of the Kutztown University men’s basketball team has had arguably the most decorated career in program history. Lee continued to add on to his long list of accolades as he was voted the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) East Athlete of the Year, as announced by the league office on March 7.
Lee was also named to the All-PSAC First Team for the second straight season. He has been a member of the All-PSAC teams each of his four seasons at KU, having received Second Team his first two years.
The Willow Grove native becomes the sixth player in program history to earn the honor of Athlete of the Year in the conference.
Lee, who was a two-year captain, will go down as one of the best men’s players in program history. He had a decorated career, and did it in several statistical categories, showing the epitome of a ‘team-player.’ Lee finished his time in Maroon and Gold second all-time and fourth in PSAC history in career points (2,292), first in three-pointers made (275), second in field goals made (773), third in steals (200) and free-throws (471), eighth in rebounds (656) and blocks (102) and ninth in assists (324).
Lee holds school records for points in a game (50), three-pointers made in a game (8), season (83) and career (230), and three-point percentage in a season (.516) and career (.467). His average of 19.4 points per game (ppg) through his four years ranks fourth all-time at KU. He was a 2018 All-Atlantic Region Second Teamer and the 2019 Lehigh Valley Small College Basketball Media Organization Pete Nevins Player of the Year. Lee was also a seven-time PSAC East Athlete of the Week honoree throughout his career.
The Golden Bears (16-14 overall) 2018-19 campaign ended in the PSAC Quarterfinals Wednesday, March 6, in a loss at top seed East Stroudsburg. In that game, Lee recorded his first career triple-double and the first one for Kutztown since Stephen Dennis back on Dec. 2, 2009. He finished with 21 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high 10 assists, two blocks and one steal and never left the court, playing in 40 minutes.
Lee ended the 2018-19 season scoring 822 points, the most by a player in a single season in program history. Wednesday also marked his 59th straight game reaching double-figures in points.
Kutztown had its fifth straight season of at least 16 wins and sixth consecutive season it made the postseason. KU has advanced to at least the quarterfinals each of the last five years.