Bryce Drew landed the first commitment of his Vanderbilt coaching tenure on Monday night when four-star point guard Saben Lee gave the Commodores his verbal bond.
ANCHOR DOWN!!⚓️ pic.twitter.com/NEqGE26fuV— GETABUCKET_SABE (@SabenLee) June 14, 2016
Lee is a 6'1, 175 pound guard from Tempe, AZ. ESPN rates him as a four-star recruit and as the nation's 30th-best point guard. Rivals.com pegs him as a three-star player.
He'll have to add some weight, but Lee is an athletic guard who can slash to the rim and defend effectively thanks to his solid lateral movement and long arms. He's a good finisher as a high school player, but he'll need to prove he can score against bigger, more athletic opponents when he gets to the SEC. He's an average shooter who'll need to extend his range beyond the three-point line to be a dynamic offensive threat at the next level.
Here's a not-super-enlightening highlight reel from the summer after his sophomore year of high school. You can see his athleticism on display, albeit against a relatively low level of competition.
EDIT: And here's a way better, more recent mix tape of Saban Lee highlights:
Lee is the first member of Vanderbilt's Class of 2017. Here's what the Commodore roster could look like when he debuts in Nashville next winter:
Guards: Riley LaChance / Larry Austin Jr. / Saban Lee / Payton Willis
Wings: Matthew Fisher-Davis / Jeff Roberson / Joe Toye /
Big Men: D'Jery Baptiste / Clevon Brown
With that lineup in place, it looks like Drew's next move will be to lure some quality big men to Nashville.