Louisville's basketball program is now in the mix for the son of former NFL star Amp Lee's son; Saben Lee is a guard prospect from Arizona

Tempe, Ariz., Corona De Sol point guard Saben Lee is a hot name on the recruiting trail this spring. The University of Louisville has been in touch with the son of former NFL star Amp Lee and the Cardinals are now showing interest.

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."


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