MARVIN LEA – HOF 2019

Marvin graduated from Martin Luther King with with the inaugural class of 2002. Marvin had a remarkable career here at MLK. Marvin led the Wolves to the 2002 Division 2 CIF State Championship, the first state championship in Riverside’s history. Marvin averaged 26 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists per game this magical season. Marvin was awarded the prestigious CIF Division 2 Player of the Year award and the legendary John Wooden Award High School Player of the Year for CIF Division 2 in 2002. He also collected the Press Enterprise Inland Empire Player of the Year, and the Los Angeles Times 2002 All Star award. Marvin also had his jersey retired here at MLK, a first for the school.

Marvin continued his education and basketball career at the renowned Pepperdine University. Marvin continued to excel for the Waves on the court. Marvin set a freshman record with 12 assists in one game. He also started all 31 games his senior season. Marvin was twice named “All Time Starting Five” over his career. In the 2006-2007 season Marvin lead his team in rebounds, steals, and double doubles, and he also led the Waves in assists in 2004-2005. He is an all-around player and earned his degree in Political Science in 2006.

After graduating from Pepperdine, Marvin started Team ELEATE, a basketball player development program. He wanted to provide kids the opportunity to be successful through the game of basketball. He has created a family with his team, just like the strong family that surrounds Marvin himself.