Hometown: Fort Pierce, FL

Height: 6'11"

Weight: 235

Position: Power Forward

Team: Virginia Commonwealth

Class: Junior
#1 Larry Sanders | F

Right handed....Offers good size at 6'10", but biggest attribute is his freakish 7'7" wingspan… His size and length helps him block a ton of shots (2.7 per game in 2008-09), but alter many others. He is the type of player that you game plan against in terms of pulling up for short jumpers and floaters instead of taking it to the rim… Sanders is still developing offensively. His 51% field-goal percentage is a bit misleading because so many of his baskets came on put backs, short hook shots and a variety of dunks. He spent the summer working on his mid-range game and offensive post repertoire... In the post, Sanders shows good awareness- keeping the ball high and checking for defenders before drop stepping or putting up a short shot…


Although Sanders is a great shot-blocker and a true defensive presence, he is very prone to foul trouble. Last season, he had 124 personal fouls in 34 games- an average of 3.7 per game, including fouling out of 8 games last season. He averaged just 26 minutes per contest last season because he was often limited due to foul trouble… At 6'10", Sanders only weighs 220 pounds and needs to hit the weight room and add strength. At the next level, he will get pushed around inside and will pile up fouls from being out of position defensively… Offensively, Sanders' outside is still in the works, but in the post, he still needs to be taught the correct footwork and tune-up his post moves. In CAA, Sanders only really needs one or two moves because he is so much bigger and longer than his defenders and doesn't get the ball in the post that often, but to continue on, Sanders had best learn and develop more post moves so he can at least be an option on offense. He also relies on his pump fake too much and needs to just explode up and take the ball to the rim… Sanders is still learning the game of basketball and is a bit inexperienced. He took up the sport just a few years ago in high school…
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