Rakim Sanders

RCSI: 67 (2007)
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
Weight: 234 lbs (106 kg)
Position: SF
High School: St. Andrew's School (Rhode Island)
Hometown: Pawtucket, RI
College: Fairfield
Current Team: Erie
Win - Loss: 11 - 5


Spalding HoopHall Classic Player Report

Eric Weiss
Eric Weiss
Jan 18, 2007, 09:00 am
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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03/08/2021 110 - 139 vs Lakeland Lakeland
03/05/2021 124 - 130 at Westchester Westchester
03/04/2021 116 - 113 at Oklahoma City Oklahoma City
03/02/2021 91 - 121 vs Santa Cruz Santa Cruz


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