Sanders leading Green Run with conference title on the line
by Romelo Styles, recruit757
Green Run junior Shawn Sanders has found himself in the spotlight since a 40-point performance in the Norfolk Scope Holiday Classic this past December.
Ever since that game Sanders has been put in the upper echelon of players in the area. Every time you watch his team play you look for him to have a big game so that his team has a chance to win.
Sanders recently led his team to a playoff win against Salem. The versatile forward put up a big double-double, finishing with 19 points and 18 rebounds, which has catapulted his team into the next round. Green Run recently lost their star guard, sophomore Ashley James, so all eyes are on Sanders to see how far he can help his team compete for a state title.
Sanders broke down his journey up to this point. He also spoke about what his plans are for the immediate future as well as the distant.
“I just feel like I’m getting better and better every day, on and off the court, so for the question as underrated or overrated, I just know when I step on that court I have something to prove and that’s where I stand out as a player in this area. My biggest motivation is seeing my mom happy. She’s been there since day one. All that I do is for her,” the junior said of his breakout season thus far.
Speaking on his college interest at this stage, Sanders noted that there has been some contact but no offers just yet.
“There have been many D1 and D2 schools showing interest in me. I hope to get more schools looking my way this AAU season. What I feel I can bring to a team at the next level is the ability to stretch the floor the ability to put the ball in the whole while being tenacious on the defensive end as well,” Sanders noted.
Sanders still has room for improvement, such as becoming more consistent with his shooting, keeping the mindset against smaller teams that he can completely dominate a game. Sanders has time to develop. It will be interesting to see how much of a different player he will be this time next year.
“My expectations for myself for me and my team this playoffs is to get my coach to the state tournament where he has never been. I feel like me and my brothers have a great chance this year to go far in the playoffs,” added Sanders.
Green Run will take on Atlantic Conference champion Maury tonight at Kellam High School. Tip-off is 7:00 p.m. Follow us on twitter @recruit757bball for live updates from tonight’s contest!