Brigham Young Cougars forward Kolby Lee (40) keeps the ball from Portland Pilots forward Mikey Henn (24) at the Marriott Center in Provo on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021.

Laura Seitz, Deseret News

As fate would have it, a little more than 18 months after transferring from BYU, then going to Dixie State, retiring from basketball, selling cars, and joining Idaho State’s program, Kolby Lee is right back where he left off.

When BYU and the Bengals tip off the 2022-23 season Monday (7 p.m., MST, BYUtv), Lee is returning to the Marriott Center to face his former team. 

“There’s definitely going to be emotion to it. As much as I want to say it’s just a normal game, it really isn’t,” Lee told the Deseret News.

“There may be times when I’ll wear my emotions on my sleeve. But at the same time, I have nothing but love for BYU. I really enjoyed my time there. I still talk to a lot of guys on the team and guys that transferred. What we had there was special. BYU is a special place. It will always have a special place in my heart and I have some great memories there. But I hope we can go in there and it can be as normal as it can be. We’ll see how the fans respond to me coming back.”


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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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