Matt Lee's 15 seconds of fame
One of the three non-Pacific-Islander Asian guys currently playing in college D-1 basketball, Matt Lee, hit a buzzer-beating (albiet non-consequential) trey on regional TV coverage over the holidays. This for the fabled UCLA Bruins, the #7-ranked team at the time!
You can catch the video clip by clicking on the picture above or at BruinsNation.com.
For us dreamleaguers in the Bay Area who have seen Lee, brother of stalwart power forward Jon G. Lee, make cameo appearances during the summer in league and tournament play, the shot comes as no surprise.
Okay, maybe it was really just 5 seconds of fame, not 15.
Speaking of Asians in D-1, I just found out that Japeth Aguilar became the first player recruited out of the Philippines to receive a D-1 scholarship. He's currently at Western Kentucky and has been injured of late.
There's also KJ Matsui of Columbia and Jeremy Lin of Harvard, whom we interviewed last year.
And there's also two other Fil-Ams playing college ball in California, although I don't remember their names off-hand (at St. Mary's?). If you know of any others, please leave your info in the comments.