Alfred “Butch” Lee Inducted in 2003
Inducted in 2003
Alfred "Butch" Lee was 1st Team, PSAL All-City basketball player at DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx. Lee attended Marquette University, (1974-1978). The Puerto Rican native qualified for the Puerto Rican national basketball team, in the 1976 Summer Olympics. Lee led Marquette to the Final Four. He is the first Puerto Rican player to play in the National Basketball Association, he was drafted in the first round of the 1978 NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks. the Los Angeles Lakers, where, he played alongside Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, among others, for eleven games, before his injury recurred, forcing him to retire. He did, however, win an NBA championship ring, as the Lakers went on to beat the Philadelphia 76ers in that season's NBA Finals.