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Larry Sanders
Team: Virginia Commonwealth RamsHeight: 6-11 Born: 11/21/1988
Class-Eligibility: Jr-JrWeight: 235 Birthplace: Fort Pierce, FL


Scouting Report

Sanders' status as a likely first-round pick after his junior season is remarkable considering he did not begin playing organized basketball until he was a sophomore in high school. His lack of experience was one reason he ended up attending Virginia Commonwealth, as opposed to a higher-profile basketball program, but that may have been the perfect place for Sanders to get playing time right away and develop his skills. He certainly showed vast improvement during his three seasons with the Rams, bettering his statistics each year in nearly every category while helping VCU to two Colonial Athletic Association regular-season titles and a conference tournament championship. One area in which Sanders could help an NBA team right away is shot-blocking; he ranked in the top 25 nationally in blocked shots throughout his collegiate career, finishing with 2.7 per game. The uncommon wingspan and athleticism that made him the two-time CAA defensive player of the year are his greatest assets, but Sanders has promise in other areas, too. He runs the floor well and is a strong rebounder, averaging 9.1 per game in 2009-10, including 3.0 at the offensive end. Sanders averaged 14.4 points and shot 53.4 percent from the field as a junior and his offensive skills continue to improve, even though he still doesn't have a great jump shot. He could stand to add some bulk to his long frame, but whichever team selects Sanders will be getting an impact player on the defensive end who almost certainly has yet to reach his ceiling.

Career Stats

Per Game Team G GS MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG PFPG FG% 3P% FT%
2007-08 VCU 32 16 16.6 4.9 5.2 0.1 0.3 3.0 0.8 2.8 .504 - .456
2008-09 VCU 34 34 26.6 11.3 8.6 0.4 0.6 2.7 2.1 3.6 .510 - .558
2009-10 VCU 35 32 26.9 14.4 9.1 1.0 0.7 2.6 1.7 2.9 .534 .250 .641
Career 101 82 23.5 10.3 7.7 0.5 0.6 2.7 1.5 3.1 .520 .250 .577

Totals Team G GS Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR TR A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
2007-08 VCU 32 16 531 63 125 0 0 31 68 50 165 4 11 95 25 90 157
2008-09 VCU 34 34 904 156 306 0 0 72 129 98 292 13 22 92 72 124 384
2009-10 VCU 35 32 941 196 367 4 16 107 167 106 319 34 26 90 58 103 503
Career 101 82 2376 415 798 4 16 210 364 254 776 51 59 277 155 317 1044

Game Logs

Date Opp Result Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR TR A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
11/13 B-C W 77-51 22 4 6 0 0 4 4 2 6 0 0 3 2 4 12
11/18 @WestMi L 67-83 20 2 6 0 1 3 6 2 7 0 0 1 0 4 7
11/21 Okla W 82-69 21 6 10 1 2 4 6 1 2 4 1 3 0 4 17
11/23 @Hamp W 63-52 27 5 10 0 1 1 2 1 4 0 1 4 1 4 11
11/27 Nevada W 85-76 30 5 12 0 2 7 12 5 14 2 0 5 2 3 17
12/2 URI W 82-80 33 8 10 1 1 2 5 2 11 2 1 2 2 3 19
12/5 @W&M L 74-75 34 5 9 0 0 4 7 4 10 1 0 1 1 3 14
12/12 Rich W 65-57 25 5 9 0 2 2 5 2 13 0 1 5 2 3 12
12/19 @Tulane W 78-77 31 6 17 0 1 4 4 3 9 1 0 0 0 4 16
12/29 ECU W 82-74 27 9 17 1 2 4 6 3 9 0 2 4 0 2 23
1/2 NC-Wil W 91-57 19 5 9 1 2 5 6 0 2 1 1 5 2 4 16
1/4 NE L 57-62 27 6 16 0 2 0 0 3 9 0 0 4 2 4 12
1/6 @Drexel L 72-75 34 6 16 0 0 3 4 6 9 1 1 4 4 1 15
1/12 @Hof W 81-68 35 11 13 0 0 9 12 1 5 0 0 3 2 2 31
1/16 @GaSt W 82-69 26 4 5 0 0 0 0 2 11 1 0 1 0 3 8
1/20 W&M W 81-59 30 8 12 0 0 2 4 2 8 1 1 1 0 3 18
1/23 @NE L 62-74 31 8 15 0 0 6 8 6 10 1 0 0 4 2 22
1/27 Towson W 112-53 19 7 9 0 0 3 5 6 14 2 0 2 2 1 17
1/30 GaSt W 78-62 27 4 6 0 0 5 5 4 13 0 1 3 2 3 13
2/3 @NC-Wil W 73-60 19 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 10 5 0 1 3 4 0
2/6 ODU W 70-58 30 6 12 0 0 2 5 4 12 1 1 2 0 3 14
2/9 @GMason L 77-82 31 5 12 0 0 3 3 2 4 0 0 1 2 5 13
2/13 @JMU L 71-76 23 6 10 0 0 3 3 7 14 0 0 1 5 3 15
2/16 Drexel W 73-54 35 13 15 0 0 3 6 5 13 1 2 5 3 1 29
2/20 Akron W 70-53 20 7 9 0 0 1 2 2 9 0 1 3 4 5 15
2/24 JMU W 76-62 21 3 9 0 0 1 2 3 7 2 0 1 1 3 7
2/27 @ODU L 70-73 24 2 7 0 0 2 4 3 4 2 0 2 0 3 6
3/5 Del W 66-49 29 7 15 0 0 1 2 4 13 2 1 3 1 1 15
3/6 @GMason W 75-60 35 7 10 0 0 3 4 3 12 0 0 4 2 2 17
3/7 @ODU L 69-73 28 2 7 0 0 2 6 1 6 1 0 1 0 4 6
3/16 @GW W 79-73 24 3 6 0 0 5 9 3 8 0 2 2 1 4 11
3/22 Chrlst W 93-86 26 5 16 0 0 4 4 2 17 0 2 4 3 1 14
3/24 BU W 88-75 31 6 9 0 0 6 10 4 8 1 2 3 0 3 18
3/29 StL W 68-56 29 9 17 0 0 2 4 3 12 1 3 4 3 0 20
3/31 @StL W 71-65 18 1 3 0 0 1 2 2 4 1 2 2 2 4 3
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