6-foot-1, 180-pound junior guard Saben Lee of Powerhouse Hoops (Corona Del Sol HS- Tempe, AZ) is one of the hottest names coming off of the recent NCAA spring evaluation period. This past week, Lee has received three of his biggest offers to date.
The first offer came from the ACC and the Florida State Seminoles. His second and third offers came from the Pac-12 Conference, as the University of Utah and Stanford extended offers. Also, after the second evaluation period ended in Las Vegas, Lee took an unofficial visit to UNLV and met with the new staff members, head coach Marvin Menzies and assistant coach Andre LaFluer - receiving a tour of the basketball facilities and offices.
Lee performed at a very high level during the two live evaluation periods - despite playing with an injured hand. A lightning quick guard who can score at all three levels, Saben is best when he is able to take his defender off of the dribble and in a half-court set, where it is rare if any defender can stay in-front of him. He also finishes at a very high level around the basket, using great body control to avoid charges and strength to finish thru contact.
His jumper from 3-point distance and mid-range, also look very improved since the high school season. He is also extremely athletic for his position, as he finishes many fast breaks with huge dunks and tough finishes. Lee has good vision from the PG spot, as he is able to get into the lane and look to find open players who may have a better chance to score the ball - also showing as well that he has a high basketball IQ and is unselfish.
Look for Lee’s stock to rise more and more as the summer evaluation period quickly approaches.