No one’s stock in the state of Arizona rose more during the 2015 spring and summer evaluation periods than top-rated 2017 prospect 6-foot junior guard Saben Lee. As a result, Lee reeled in numerous scholarship offers from many different college programs. This week, Lee received his biggest scholarship offer yet - an offer from a surging program in the Big-10 Conference.
University of Nebraska assistant coach Phil Beckner is a native of the valley, and is coming off a short stint in the NBA with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Beckner recently took a job back in the college ranks and immediately began to recruit the state of Arizona's top prospects. While not being able to land South Mountain JC's sophomore post Connor MacDougall (University of New Mexico signee), Beckner has now turned his sights on Saben Lee - offering a scholarship to the talented point guard prospect this week.
Lee had a terrific club season, and, as a result, reeled in numerous scholarship offers from such schools as New Mexico, Idaho State, Northern Arizona, Portland, Portland State, Weber State, San Diego, Grand Canyon, and Northern Colorado.
Lee is also set to have a big junior season for himself, while teaming up in the backcourt with the state's elite basketball prospect, junior guard Alex Barcello. The combination of Barcello and Lee will keep Corona in the hunt for another state champhionship - their fifth consecutive Division-I state title in a row.
Look for an excellent season from Lee this year - a breakout season in the Arizona high school ranks, as he helps to lead the Aztecs back to the Division-I state championship game.
Arizona Preps will continue to follow Lee's recruitment closely and bring you any updates as they continue to develop.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: No one’s stock in the state of Arizona rose more during the 2015 spring and summer evaluation periods than Saben Lee. A lighting quick guard with excellent athleticism and body control, Lee is able to break down defenders almost at will, and finish in the lane. His speed off of the dribble is really good, and he has a steady handle of the basketball. Lee also has great vision on the court, and he keeps his head up - looking for open cutters in the half-court set or in transition. His jumpshot is a work in progress, but once it develops and he is able to knock down shots at a consistent rate, he will be a load to deal with on a nightly basis. Lee also is a very good defender with quick hands and feet, and plays passing lanes. A potential lock-down defender at the next level. Look for Lee to become one of the elite prospects in Arizona’s 2017 class. Son of former NFL star football player Amp Lee.