Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Sanders Is Shining

Jermaine Sanders is only a junior.

Folks tend to forget that…

When Sanders was burying medium-range jays, dialing in from downtown, or cutting into the nooks and crannies of defenses to drop teary left-handed floaters during BASKETBULL’s National Invitational at Springfield, Mass. and New Heights’ Summer In The City, his class of 2011 status was an afterthought.

This oil-smooth young gun plays with swag, savvy, and nerveless poise beyond his years.

Just ask Cardozo HS (NYC).

Or ask hotly pursued Christ The King point guard Corey Edwards (a plethora of Big East schools have been showing C-Ed love), who has Sanders pegged as “definitely one of the toughest dudes I’ve ever played against,” before adding that this versatile cat from Far Rockaway “can play anywhere from the two to the five”

Sanders’ scoring spree at BASKETBULL’s National Invitational widened many eyes (St. John’s coach Norm Roberts, whose troubles maintaining homegrown talent has been well-noted, was one of several witnesses).

Those who witnessed the versatile 6-foot-5 guard/forward go eyeball-to-eyeball with Sidiki Johnson in a marquee, memorable matchup when New Heights played Long Island Lightning at Summer in the City, were also sold on the glossy-smooth southpaw.

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