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Lamar Sanders
Lamar Sanders

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hickory Flat, Miss.

High School:
Hickory Flat HS

Last College:
Northwest Mississippi CC

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 245

Position:
Forward

Experience:
1L

Preseason All-Southland Conference First-Team

2006-07 (Junior): Named Second-Team All-Southland Conference ... Played and started all 32 games ... Led the team and the SLC in rebounding at 9.8 rpg, which ranked 12th in the NCAA ... Third on the team in scoring at 12.2 ppg ... Led the team in assists with 104 (3.25 apg), which ranked 13th in the SLC ... Shot 59.3% (150-of-253) from the field, which led the team and ranked sixth in the SLC, and 51.3% (80-of-156) from the free throw line ... Second on the team with 24 blocked shots ... In SLC games only, averaged 11.6 ppg, 10.1 rpg and 3.0 apg ... Shot 58.4% (73-of-125) from the field and 46.1% (35-of-76) from the free throw line ... Recorded the first triple-double in school history with 11 points, 13 rebounds and a season-high 12 assists vs. Louisiana Tech (11/19/06) ... Scored a season-high 29 points on 13-of-18 shooting from the field at Nicholls State (3/1/07) ... Grabbed a season-high 18 rebounds vs. Central Arkansas (1/18/07) ... Recorded a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds in his first game in a Lamar uniform vs. Texas Southern (11/11/06) ... Scored 21 points and grabbed 17 rebounds vs. Northern Illinois (12/20/06) ... Recorded a double-double with 18 points and 17 rebounds vs. Northwesern State (1/20/07) ... Had a string of four straight double-doubles starting with 12 points and 12 rebounds at Northwetern State (2/27/07), 29 points and 16 rebounds at Nicholls State (3/1/07), 17 points and 11 rebounds vs. Southeastern Louisiana (3/3/07) and 27 points and 13 rebounds vs. Sam Houston State (3/8/07) in the first round of the SLC Tournament ... Recorded 12 double-doubles in points and rebounds ... Scored in double-figures 19 times and had 17 double-figure rebound games.

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Played for coach Don Skelton, who is now a Lamar assistant coach, at Northwest Mississippi CC ... Averaged 18 points and 11 rebounds as a sophomore in 2004-05 ... Shot 69% from the field, 75% from the free throw line and 38% from three-point range ... Named NJCAA first-team All-American ... Helped Northwest Mississippi post a 30-4 overall record and a 12-0 mark in conference play ... Helped the Rangers win the Region XXIII championship, place seventh at the NJCAA National Tournament and finish the season ranked No. 4 in the final NJCAA poll ... As a freshman, averaged 13.6 ppg and 7.2 rpg, and was named Region XXIII freshman of the year ... Shot 65% from the field and scored in double-figures in 25 of 34 games ... Led the team with 66 blocked shots ... Helped team post a 30-4 record (11-1 in conference), win the Region XXIII championship, advance to the Sweet 16 of the NJCAA National Tournament and finish the year ranked No. 7 in the final NJCAA poll.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for coach Paul Henry at Hickory Flat HS ... As a senior, averaged 29 ppg and 14.7 rpg, and scored a career-best 62 points in a game ... Named first-team all-state as a junior and senior.

PERSONAL: Lamar Sanders was born November 7, 1984 in New Albany, Miss. ... Parents are Lamar and Linda Sanders ... Major is General Studies.

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