Good things happen to good people, and that has certainly been the case for Madison Lee. She recently became the eighth female basketball player in her school’s history to join the 1,000-point club.
A student at the King’s Academy for five years, her experience has been characterized by family and service. Her father, coach Ronnie Lee, was the defensive coordinator for Lions football during its most successful four-year run in school history. He continues to assist the school and the athletic department on a regular basis. Eileen Lee, her mother, is the associate director of international learning at TKA. Lee’s older brother Chris was a three-sport athlete his senior season, including a South Florida Conference football champion and captain of the basketball team.
Madison’s time at TKA has been much more than just playing basketball. She has served in a wide variety of roles, formal and informal, on campus. Her senior year, she has demonstrated her servant leadership abilities by being one of only 14 students chosen to serve as prefect leader. Her wide array of service, kind spirit and athletic abilities led her to be voted the 2019-20 homecoming queen.
“Madison and the Lee family are another great example of what make the King’s Academy a special place, special people. You couldn’t ask for a better example of a true student-athlete than Madi,” Athletic Director Dr. Chris Hobbs said.
On the court, Madison’s career has been one of consistent excellence for five years of varsity basketball. Her effort has been consistently high. Her jump shot and free throws have been consistently accurate. Her defensive prowess has consistently terrorized opponents. Her humble spirit has consistently impacted her teammates.
All that consistency led to Madison eclipsing the 1,000-point mark on Friday, Jan. 24 at the Oxbridge Academy. When the 15-foot shot from the baseline swished through the net, she didn’t even know what had happened until a timeout was called and the public address announcer acknowledged the accomplishment. Her accomplishment was formally recognized one week later on senior night, as she scored her first basket of the game. The sincere celebration of teammates, coaches and fans was just another evidence that good things happen to good people.
“Madi has a rare combination of calming influence and fierce competitor,” girls basketball coach Chris Race said. “Her teammates just gravitate to her, and she’s a joy to coach. She’s a great all-around kid who has earned this achievement.”