Saben Lee - Men's Basketball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#0 Saben Lee Season 2018-19


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

Student-Athlete Features — Saben’s Homecoming

As a Junior (2019-20):

  • Second-Team All-SEC
  • 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 3s 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)
  • Finished with 594 points, the 10th-highest single-season total in Vanderbilt history and 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
  • Scored 33 points in a win over LSU
  • Tallied 34 points against Georgia
  • 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

As a 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 (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 3s at LSU
  • Grabbed a career-high tying nine rebounds at Tennessee
  • Tied a career high with 24 points against Alabama
  • Tied a career high with field goals made and tied a season-best three steals
  • Attempted 16 free throws vs. S. Carolina, the most by a Commodore in SEC play and third-most by a Commodore overall since 1999

As a 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

The Lee File

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

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