Paris Lee
Paris Lee


Maywood, Ill.

High School:
Proviso East HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 175




Lynch Sets MVC Record; ISU's Season Ends in CBI Semifinals at Siena

The Redbirds finish with 18 or more wins for the sixth time in the last seven seasons.


Redbirds Defeat Texas A&M, 62-55; Advance to Semifinal Round of CBI

The win also marks the first time in program history that the Redbirds topped a BIG EAST, Big Ten and SEC opponent in the same season.


Missouri State Edges Illinois State in MVC Tournament Quarterfinals

Zach Lofton scored a career-high 25 points for Illinois State.


Illinois State Holds On For 67-63 Victory Over Missouri State

Daishon Knight led five Redbirds in double figures with 17 points and added five assists and rebounds.


Knight Leads Redbirds Past I-74 Rival Bradley, 70-54

Knight scored a career-high 26 points in the win over rival Bradley.


Illinois State vs. Texas A&M

Quarterfinal round of the CBI Tournament at Redbird Arena on March 24, 2014.


Illinois State vs. Morehead State

Illinois State vs. Morehead State, CBI, College Basketball Invitational.


MVC Tournament: No.5 Illinois State vs. No. 4 Missouri State

Quarterfinal Round


Illinois State Vs. Indiana State

Illinois State Vs. Indiana State


Illinois State vs. Missouri State

Redbirds host Bears at 7:05 on Feb. 18 at Redbird Arena.

2013-14/Freshman at Illinois State
Led the team with 33 starts while playing in all 34 games • As Illinois State's starting point guard, ranked second on the team in assists (2.3) and steals (1.4) per game • Ranked No. 10 among Missouri Valley Conference players in steals per game • Averaged 6.7 points and 2.0 rebounds per game • Scored 10 points with three steals in the win over Missouri State (Feb. 18) • Netted 13 points on 4-for-6 shooting with four assists in the win over Bradley (Feb. 18) • Scored a team-best 14 points on 4-for-7 shooting in the loss at Loyola (Feb. 9) • Dished a game-high five assists during a five-point effort in the win over Northern Iowa (Feb. 5) • Scored eight points, including 2-for-2 from beyond the arc, in the win at Drake (Jan. 18) • Netted five points with three assists and two steals in the win over Loyola (Jan. 11) • Pulled down a career-best seven rebounds and collected four assists in the win over Southern Illinois (Jan. 5) • Played a career-high 35 minutes in the loss at Missouri State (Jan. 2) • Amassed career-highs in assists (6) and free throws (7) in the win over Tennessee State (Dec. 19) • Made a career-best four three-pointers in a 14-point performance during the loss at Oakland (Dec. 16) • Amassed three assists and two steals in the win over No. 25 Dayton (Dec. 7) • Scored a career-high 15 points on 6-for-9 shooting in the win at San Francisco (Nov. 30) • Teamed up with Kaza Keane to lead the Redbirds with four assists in the win at Northwestern (Nov. 17), plus shot 4-for-6 from the free throw line • Led the Redbirds with two steals plus 10 points in the loss to Drexel (Nov. 12) • Contributed nine points, a career-high six steals, three rebounds and two assists in the loss at No. 14 VCU (Nov. 8) • His six steals at VCU were just one short of matching a program record for single-game steals.

Prior to Illinois State
Averaged 10.4 points and 5.0 assists as a senior at Proviso East High School • Helped the Pirates (29-4) advance to the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) 4A semifinals, where Proviso fell to eventual state-champion Chicago Simeon • As a junior, guided the Pirates to a second-place finish at the state tournament • Played for the prestigious Mac Irvin Fire AAU program • Competed in the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) Annual 3A/4A All-Star Game during the summer of 2013.

Born April 20, 1995 • Son of Anthony and Kimala Franklin • Has two siblings • Major: Mass Media - Television Production

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