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On Polee II: A long, dynamic athlete with outstanding leaping ability ... a top 30 small/power forward according to recruiting services, who is an athletic and intimidating shot blocker ... runs the floor with tenacity and has an uncanny ability to finish around the rim ... displayed an offensive arsenal of floaters, mid-range jumpers, dunks and layups as a high school senior ... with a near-40 inch vertical leap, was lauded as "high school basketball's best dunker" in several 2010 publications.
Steve Lavin On Polee II: "Dwayne is as unique a talent as I have coached. His intelligence, versatility and exceptional athletic ability gives him distinction as a basketball player. His appetite and desire to improve as a player bodes well for the future of our program."
At Westchester: Named the California State Player of the Year and the Los Angeles City Section Player of the Year after helping the Westchester Comets to a 32-3 record and their second-straight Division I title ... averaged 20.9 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game as a senior in 2009-10 ... with his father, 1981 Los Angeles High School Player of the Year Dwayne Polee Sr., became only the second father-son tandem to earn city Player of the Year honors in L.A. ... high school coach at Westchester was Ed Azzam, the same high school mentor of former Lavin-coached players Billy Knight and Trevor Ariza.
Personal: Dwayne Lamont Polee II ... born in Los Angeles, Calif. ... son of Yolanda Kenon Polee and Dwayne Polee Sr. ... is an only child ... has an incredible basketball pedigree ... Polee Sr. played high school basketball for city champion Manual Arts in L.A., and scored 43 points in the city title game victory over Crenshaw in 1981 ... Polee Sr. played for UNLV and Pepperdine before becoming a third round draft choice of the L.A. Clippers ... in addition to his father, uncle Larry Kenon, the brother of Polee Jr.'s mother, played in the NBA for seven seasons ... majoring in liberal studies.