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DraftExpress: 30 pounds. And effort on defense. RT @MoneyMakinCV: What's the difference between Rakim Sanders and Lazar Hayward?
2012-03-04 04:38:53
DraftExpress: Rakim Sanders = the next Quemont Greer? Severely undersized, under-conditioned PF who thinks he's a little more skilled than he actually is?
2011-11-25 05:23:47
DraftExpress: 2nd semifinal of Old Spice Classic tipping on ESPN2. Dayton vs Fairfield. Good opportunity to take a look at Chris Johnson and Rakim Sanders
2011-11-25 05:05:52
Team: Sassari
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H: 6' 5"
W: 234 lbs
Bday: 07/08/1989
(26 Years Old)
Current: SF
Possible: SF/PF
RSCI: 67
Agent: Brian Samuels
High School: St. Andrew
Hometown: Pawtucket, RI

Predraft Measurements
YearSourceHeight w/o ShoesHeight w/shoesWeightWingspanStanding ReachBody FatNo Step VertMax Vert
2012Nets Workout6' 3"6' 5"2346' 10"8' 7"10.731.535.0
2012Portsmouth6' 3.5"NA2286' 10.5"NANA31.3NA

Basic Per Game Statistics - Comprehensive Stats - Statistical Top 25s
2014/15ItalianRakim Sanders4226.312.34.510.543.
2014/15EURORakim Sanders827.613.44.912.
2014/15EurocupRakim Sanders527.

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Spalding HoopHall Classic Player Report
January 18, 2007
Sanders had a monsterous performance all around. He is an athletic freak with excellent defensive instincts which enables him to block shots and steal the ball. His floor speed makes him very dangerous in the open court and his perimeter shot is a deadly half court weapon. Sanders is another player with picture perfect shooting form. His release point is high, his shoulders and feet are square, and he shoots at the apex of his jump. All of Sanders shots look like they’re going to go in because of the form and the arc that he gets on the ball.

Beyond shooting, Sanders plays with a fearless style that borders on reckless. He grabbed many of his rebounds by diving into the lane and taking them from better-positioned opponents. He has the body control to stop himself and use his excellent pull-up shot, but he careened into a few players both with the ball and without it.

The biggest thing Sanders has to work on is his dribbling and fundamental defensive positioning. Sanders will get whistled for a lot of contact fouls early on in his college career because he likes to be physical with his hands and body. He’s got the foot speed and strength to harass his opponent without blanketing him, so he’s got prospects as a defensive player. Offensively, the dribble drive has to become more a part of his game, especially considering how deadly his outside shot can be. With his athleticism, Sanders could set up defenders with the threat of his shot and get to anywhere he wants from that point. Right now he settles for outside shots when a clear land isn’t presented and doesn’t use his dribble for more than a quick lateral move to get the shot off. He’s more talented than Sean Marshall though, and will slide into Marshall’s place in BC’s lineup very easily.
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