In very surprising fashion, Corona Del Sol High School's superb 6-foot-1, 180-pound rising senior guard Saben Lee has ended his college recruitment before the start to the NCAA July Evaluation period began. Lee was one of the hottest guard prospects in the West, after a tremendous performance this spring. On Monday Lee pulled the trigger with a top-rated program in the SEC Conference.
After an excellent unofficial recruiting visit this weekend, Lee decided to give a verbal commitment to Vanderbilt University and new head coach Bryce Drew and his staff - a tremendous get for the new staff.
Lee is one of the hottest names coming off of the recent NCAA spring evaluation period. Lee decided on Vanderbilt University over some serious college recruitment, as he possesed offers from Florida State, Utah, Stanford, Boise State, New Mexico, Nebraska, Idaho State, Northern Arizona, Portland, Portland State, Weber State, San Diego, Grand Canyon and Northern Colorado.
Lee performed at a very high level during the two live evaluation periods with his club program, Powerhouse Hoops - despite playing with an injured hand. Lee's recruiting stock was on the serious rise before his recent commitment.
Lee had indicated that he really liked Arizona State University, but when the Sun Devils received a recent commitment from 2017 guard prospect Remy Martin, it seemed as though Lee would move on, which he did.
Vanderbilt seems like a really good fit for this superb guard prospect. A very good and consistent basketball program with an excellent academic program. Lee is also an excellent young man and a terrific teammate with a very nice family.
Congratulations from our Arizona Preps' staff to Saben and his family and also the Powerhouse Hoops club program.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: No one’s stock in the state of Arizona rose more during the 2015 spring and summer evaluation periods, or the 2016 spring evaluation period 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 exceptional, 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. 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. Lee also is a lock-down defender with quick hands and feet, and plays passing lanes. Lee is one of the elite prospects in the West for the 2017 class. Son of former NFL star football player Amp Lee.