Saben Lee


Class Junior
Height 6'2"
Weight 183
Hometown Phoenix, Ariz.
High School Corona del Sol
Major Human & Org. Development

Student-Athlete Features — Saben’s Homecoming


  • 2020 Second-Team All-SEC


  • 6’2 guard from Tempe, Ariz., who attended Corona Del Sol High School
  • Lee chose the Commodores over Louisville, Stanford, Florida State, and Nebraska

Junior (2019-20):

  • Played in all 32 games and made 17 starts
  • Led the team in scoring with 18.6 points per game
  • Scored 30 or more points four times, including a career-high 38-point performance at Alabama in a Commodore win. His 38-point performance tied for the eighth-highest by a Commodore in a single game and it was the second-most by a Vanderbilt player in a road game (Clyde Lee at Kentucky, 41 points, Jan. 2, 1965). Was 14-20 from the field against the Crimson Tide and 6-7 from three, with his six threes setting a new career high. Also added eight rebounds, five assists, and two steals
  • His four 30-point games tied for the second-most in a season by a Vanderbilt player with Tom Hagan (1968-69), Shan Foster (2007-08), Matt Freije (2003-04), and Clyde Lee (1964-65; 1965-66). Dan Langhi had five 30-point games in 1999-2000
  • Finished with 594 points, the 10th-highest single-season total in Vanderbilt history. His single-season point total is fourth all-time among juniors
  • Attempted 206 free throws, which tied Clyde Lee (1965-66) for the 10th-most in a single season
  • Paced the team in steals with 49, the most in a single season since Wade Baldwin IV had 50 in 2015. Posted career-high six steals at Mississippi State
  • Finished the season ranked fourth in the SEC in all games in scoring (18.6), sixth in assists (4.2), eighth in field goal percentage (48.3%), second in free throws made (155), second in free throws attempted (206), and seventh in steals (1.53). His free throws made and attempted ranked 18th and 20th nationally, respectively
  • Claimed two SEC Player of the Week honors for his junior season. His first award came after his then career-high 25 point performance against Buffalo. He became the first Commodore to win the award since Jeff Roberson on Feb. 19, 2018. He also won Player of the Week in the final week of the regular season, when he averaged 28.5 points, six rebounds, 4.5 assists, 2.5 steals and 1.5 blocks in wins at Alabama and against South Carolina
  • Scored a then-career-high 33 points in the win over LSU. Tallied 34 points against Georgia at Memorial Gym
  • Scored 20 or more points in 12 games
  • Had a season-high 9 assists Nov. 20, 2019 against Austin Peay. Had 10 games with at least five assists

Sophomore (2018-19):

  • Played and started in all 32 games as a sophomore.  Led the team with 12.7 points per game. One of seven major conference underclassmen in 2018-19 with 400+ points, 100+ rebounds and 100+ assists, and is the only one in the SEC. (Terence Davis and Grant Williams were the only others in the SEC to reach those numbers.)
  • Scored in double figures in 22 games as a sophomore
  • Finished the season ranked in the top 10 in the SEC in SEC in assists per game (8th, 3.9), free throw attempts (4th, 194) and free throws made (5th, 131)
  • Tied a career high with three made threes at LSU
  • Grabbed a career-high tying nine rebounds at Tennessee
  • Tied a career high with 24 points against Alabama.  Also tied a career high with field goals made and tied a season-best three steals
  • Attempted 16 free throws vs. S. Carolina, which is the most by a Commodore in SEC play and third-most by a Commodore overall since 1999

Freshman (2017-18):

  • Played in all 32 games and made 29 starts.  Averaged 10.6 points per game in 26.8 minutes
  • Led the team in steals (39) and assists (99)
  • Scored in double figures in 17 games as a true freshman, including a career-high 24-point effort at Arizona State; also posted a career-high four steals
  • Tallied an SEC-game high 21 points in game against Tennessee in Nashville
  • Against Texas A&M, he was one rebound and one assist short of a triple-double (19 points, 9 rebounds, 9 assists)
  • Had four or more assists in 13 games
  • Was 12-17, career highs in both makes and attempts, from the free-throw line against Kansas State. His 17 free throws attempted against Kansas State was second-most in the last 20 years
  • Finished the season 10th in the SEC in league games only with 1.2 steals per game

High School:

  • Averaged 22 points, five rebounds, four assists, three blocks, and three steals in his senior season at Corona Del Sol
  • First-team All-State selection as a junior and senior
  • Was a four-star prospect and the number 92-ranked player by and the number 17 point guard by


  • Saben Anthonia Lee
  • June 23, 1999
  • Son of Anthonia “Amp” Lee and Natalie Williams
  • Has one brother Aubry
  • Majoring in Human and Organizational Development
  • Advice to young people: “Have fun because at the next level it’s all business.”

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