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An excellent month of recruiting continued for BYU basketball coaches on Monday as the staff received a commitment from Kolby Lee, a 6-foot-9, 260-pound center from Rocky Mountain High in Meridian, Idaho.
Lee, who is just starting his senior year of high school, is the second class of 2017 commitment for coach Dave Rose. On Aug. 3, Christian Popoola Jr., a senior at Bishop Gorman High in Las Vegas, committed to BYU.
That came a day after BYU landed 2016 freshman Colby Leifson of Georgia, a guard who will join the program this fall. Leifson is getting the scholarship vacated by forward Jakob Hartsock.
As for Lee, he told the Idaho Statesman newspaper that he grew up idolizing BYU's basketball program and decided to pull the trigger a couple months before the early signing period begins in November.
Lee told the newspaper he will go on an LDS church mission after graduating high school next spring and will enroll at BYU in 2019.
He also had offers from Boise State, UC Davis, Portland, DePaul and Utah State.
Lee is rated by ESPN.com as a four-star recruit and the top prospect in Idaho. He averaged 15 points, nine rebounds and two blocked shots per game as a junior and his team went 19-7.