A FORMER college basketball national champion sadly passed away this week aged 70.

Greg Lee, who won two titles with UCLA in the 1970s, died from an infection.

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Former UCLA guard Greg Lee has died aged 70[/caption]

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Greg Lee talking to UCLA coach John Wooden during a game in 1974[/caption]

His wife Lisa informed the university of his death in a San Diego area hospital on Wednesday.

Lee was a starting guard under coach John Wooden in the dominant UCLA Bruins team.

He starred alongside the likes of Bill Walton and Jamaal Wilkes in a team that won 88 straight games.

Lee broke into the team as a sophomore in 1971.

The Bruins went 30-0 in winning the national title, and repeated the feat the following season.

Their 88-game win streak was ended by Notre Dame during Lee’s senior year in 1973-74.

Lee went on to become a math teacher and also coached basketball after his college career.

He was selected in the 1974 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks but instead played for San Diego Conquistadors in the ABA.


Lee’s only NBA playing time came with Portland Trail Blazers before he moved to Europe to play for Leverkusen in West Germany.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years Lisa, his brother Jon, son Ethan, daughter Jessamyn, son-in-law Ryan and two grandchildren Donovan and Opal.

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