One of July’s breakout performers on the West Coast was Saben Lee, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound point guard from Tempe (Ariz.) Corona del Sol.
Scout watched Lee in action for the first time since July on Tuesday in a 63-40 win over Brophy Prep and the junior showed he’s evolved over the last few months.
Lee has a very good frame with long arms and uses his lateral quickness and instincts to really defend on the ball. He’s best in transition due to his speed and is a capable passer with good vision who can consistently score with his runner and by driving.
“My game is coming along,” Lee said. “I’ve improved a lot of things – my decision making, my court vision, pick and roll game and shooting.
“The next step is perfecting my all around game, making sure that opponents can’t exploit any weaknesses and making sure that I have answers to all questions on the court.”
Lee holds offers from Grand Canyon, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Northern Colorado, Portland, Portland State, San Francisco and Weber State, with interest from Arizona State, California, Stanford, UCLA and USC.
The most recent offer came in from Nebraska.
“I really like coach Phil (Beckner),” Lee said. “He’s recruiting me really hard and I talk to him a lot.”
There could still be a ways to go before Lee makes a decision.
“I’ll probably make a decision late senior year to make sure I make the right decision,” Lee said. “I’m open to anything. I’m looking for the best fit; I’ll go anywhere.”