Kobblehead wrote:I don't see it.
Can't shoot, no mid-range game, weak dribble separation.
Why do you think he's among the best finishers in the country? 60.4% at the rim is pretty ordinary. Especially considering he's being assisted north of 23% of the time he's at the rim.
He doesn't hold a candle to Devon Dotson's finishing ability, for instance, and Devon is smaller and less vertically explosive than Saban. And gets there unassisted way more, too.
And what about your Kentucky brethren Maxey? I think he's a way better finisher than Lee, too.
It's fine to not see it, it's not like we're talking about a top ten talent here.
But I think you're overselling others while underselling Lee.
% shots at the rim
Saben Lee: 54%
Tyrese Maxey: 31%
Devon Dotson: 50%
FG% at the rim
Saben Lee: 60%
Tyrese Maxey: 65%
Devon Dotson: 65%
%ast at the rim
Saben Lee: 23%
Tyrese Maxey: 16%
Devon Dotson: 18%
I think the difference is marginal and it's also not even taking into consideration the strength of the team around the other two. UK and KU will both have 3-4 NBA players on their team aside from Maxey and Dotson and are both coached by hall of famers. Saben had Nesmith for like half the season and is coached by 1st year Jerry Stackhouse. It's just not even close to the same situation for Lee.