Mike Lee

Inducted in 2003


Born: Kirkwood, NY
Resides: Fayetteville, NY
High School: Windsor High
College: Syracuse University

Michael Lee was a native of Kirkwood, NY where he played football, basketball and baseball for Windsor High School and collected eleven varsity letters in four years, from 1966 to 1969.

Arriving at Syracuse University on an athletic scholarship, he played on the 1969-70 Jim Boeheim - coached freshman team - the Tangerines- that went 16-2. In 1970-71, he scored 353 points for the 19-7 NIT-bound Orangemen. The following season, Mike again led Roy Danforth’s squad to the NIT on a 22-6 team. He averaged 18 points per outing and was named Player of the Year by Coach & Athlete Magazine for the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions. A terrific free-throw shooter, Mike set a SU record with 34 consecutive buckets from the charity stripe.

Mike’s senior year saw Roy’s boys go 24-5 and make it to the NCAA where they lost to Maryland, the same team that beat them the previous year at Madison Square Garden.

Mike Lee’s varsity career scoring average of 16.3 points per game is one of the highest in Syracuse University history and he was co-captain in his senior season.

From 1975 through 1982, Mike coached at LeMoyne College, two years as JV coach and four at the varsity helm. He also served as Athletic Director at Holy Cross School in DeWitt from 1995 to 2001.

Mike was married in 1985. He, his wife Janine and six children and live in Fayetteville where he teaches and coaches basketball in the F-M Youth Program.

Mike and his brother Jim, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2002, are the first brothers to join the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame.

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