Hometown: Fort Pierce, FL
NBA Seasons: 6
Just under 7-feet tall and only 32 years old, Sanders proved to be one of the BIG3’s most dominant rim protectors last season after being drafted third overall by the 3 Headed Monsters. Now, in his second BIG3 run as a co-captain for a new squad, Sanders will bring defensive depth and playoff experience (the Monsters placed fourth in 2019) to Tri State’s talented roster. In 2019, he emerged as one of the league’s elite defenders, tying for second in total blocks (9) and blocks per game (1.3). He also racked up 33 total rebounds and an impressive field goal percentage of .583, which placed him in fourth among all players.
Sanders was drafted 15th overall in the 2010 NBA Draft out of VCU, where he was two-time CAA Defensive Player of the Year. In the NBA, Sanders appeared in 238 regular-season games over six seasons, and averaged 6.4PPG, 5.7RPG, and 1.8BPG. Sanders was one of the first NBA players to speak out about anxiety and mental health, along with respective number one draft pick Royce White of the Enemies.