The University of Louisville basketball staff search for a point guard in the Class of 2017 has them now recruiting the son of former Florida State All-American football player and NFL star Amp Lee.
Saben Lee is a 6-foot-1, 175-pound three-star prospect who has drawn a lot of attention playing for Powerhouse Hoops 17U Black this spring. He's averaging 16 points, five rebounds and three steals in two events this spring.
"We've talked to a lot of schools," Amp Lee said. "He's had a couple of really good weekends. I think the coaches like a number of things, including his feel for the game. He's worked hard on his jump shot.
"He's been in the gym taking 1,500 three-pointers a day, so he's working hard on that. I think it's showed for him."
Louisville coach Mike Balado reached out last week and the Lee's were expecting to also chat with Rick Pitino. Lee said the U of L coaches told him they would see his son this summer and to expect on having a scholarship offer once Pitino got an eye on him.
"Coach Pitino is in the Hall of Fame and Louisville is a great program," Amp Lee said. "Louisville as a school has the history and the tradition. That's a big deal, they're a top program."
But the Cardinals are not the only call to the Lee's.
Florida State, Stanford, Arizona, Arizona State, Kansas and Arkansas are showing a lot of interest.
"He's worked hard at it," Amp Lee said of his son. "I told him I wasn't going to get him a scholarship. I had to work my (tail) off when I did it, so I wanted him to work and he has done that. He's a hard-working kid."