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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Dylan Lee, East Union boys basketball
AOW Dylan Lee

The East Union junior is finding his basketball legs.

Lee capped off a three-win week for the Lancers on Thursday with a 36-point outing in East Union’s 62-55 home win over Ceres. He flirted with a double-double, grabbing eight rebounds with three assists and two steals.

“Coming out of football it took Dylan a couple of weeks to get adjusted,” Lancers coach Charles Legan said. “Last week, we saw what kind of a player he is and what kind of a player he can be. When we get him going we can be tough to beat because he opens things up for the other players on the team.

“He can lock somebody up on defense and then he turns around and can be unguardable. When we get him back into basketball shape the sky can be the limit for him.”

Last Wednesday, Lee put up 14 points with three rebounds, three assists and two steals in a 72-34 thumping of visiting West. The night before in Atwater, he again flirted with a double-double with 14 points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals in a 59-46 win over Buhach Colony.

“When I scored those 36 points it was a team effort,” Lee said. “I wouldn’t have been able to do it without them. I was hot but they kept getting me the ball.

“Coming off football it has been kind of rough getting back into a groove. Hopefully we can start to win a little more. We have been on a roll so I hope we can keep that going.”

Lee kept up his torrid pace Monday on the road in a 66-58 road win over Lathrop, scoring 18 points with five rebounds and two steals.