Draft Notes: Lee, Daly, Butler, White, Lottery

Vanderbilt junior Saben Lee has signed with Wasserman Media Group and will remain in the draft, according to Robbie Weinstein of 247Sports. He is currently ranked No. 78 overall and No. 25 among point guard prospects by ESPN. Lee was named Second Team All-SEC last season and averaged 18.6 PPG. 3.5 RPG and 4.2 APG.

We have more draft-related news:

  • Baylor’s Jared Butler, St. Joe’s Ryan Daly and Stanford’s Tyrell Terry have signed with Mike Naiditch of Beyond Athlete Management, Jeff Goodman of Goodman Hoops tweets. Naiditch is an NCAA-certified agent, which means those players are eligible to return to college. Butler is the highest-rated player among the trio as ESPN’s No. 43 overall and No. 17 among point guards.
  • Arizona State forward Romello White has entered the transfer portal while still remaining an early entrant into the draft, Doug Haller of The Athletic tweets. White averaged 10.2 PPG and 8.8 RPG in his junior year.
  • Lottery-bound teams aren’t eager to restart the season and are now in limbo, Ben Golliver of the Washington Post opines. Those teams are focused on future seasons and now have to wait on those plans since the lottery and the draft combine were postponed last week.
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3 thoughts on “Draft Notes: Lee, Daly, Butler, White, Lottery

  1. Simmons>Russ

    Surprised the NBL (Australia) doesn’t try to entice players such as Saban Lee to come to its league it they miss in the draft. NBL season doesn’t usually until after the training camps and summer league is over giving him an opportunity to continue to pursue his dream. Considering he put up good numbers in the NCAA, 18.5/3.5/4.

    To put that into perspective Nico Mannion and Tyrese Maxey who are both expected to get drafted near the top 10 like RJ Hampton who went to Australia. Mannion put up 14/2.5/5, Maxey put up 14/4/3 and Hampton put up 9/4/2.5.
    By comparing you could say Hampton, Mannion and Maxey all averaged very similar numbers yet played in different leagues but are all expected to get drafted near the same position. If their abilities are about the same as seen by their draft spot then how would Lee go in the NBL.

    Maybe he doesn’t put up 18/3.5/4 like he did in college but he could but up 15/3/3 which would be solid numbers in the NBL. Putting up such numbers 1 year removed from college would be solid not only for his value but for the team he plays for. He would definitely gain attention of NBA teams and get that second opportunity while having a good reliable fall back if he doesn’t succeed.
    Hardly a bad place to end up if you can’t make the NBA playing in Australia and New Zealand, to good size crowds in big cities and being able to go to beaches and things. In the offseason can head home to the US with good money in your pocket and try your luck again.

    • x%sure

      People talk like it’s so horrible to have to go to Australia.
      Well the plan is the LA GL+ is going to be where a 19-20yo can go to attract the crowds to approach the salary he supposes reflects his market value. Otherwise, it will remain subsidized.
      It should draw well at least initially.

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