Pool player strives to change the game’s image
When most people think of professional pool players, an image somewhat akin to Paul Newman’s character in "The Color of Money" is conjured up.
While it is very common for most billiard players to make a career out of smoke-filled rooms and hustled money, Scott Lee prefers to do it on college campuses.
Lee, a renowned billiards player and trick shot artist, had his fill of the gambling life long ago and is spending all his time promoting the sport he loves.
" I prefer to play the game for the sport it is, and not just for gambling," Lee said.
A nationally certified instructor, Lee spends nine months of the year on the road, bringing his "Traveling College of Billiard Knowledge" to college campuses, local pool halls, and just about anywhere he can scrape up a few yards of green felt. He will be displaying his billiards expertise at the KUC Game Room today from 11 am to 1 pm.