CBSSports: Larry 'most underrated' big man in the draft


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Apr 19, 2009
MOST UNDERRATED: LARRY SANDERS, Virginia Commonwealth - Dominant shot blocker and an above average rebounder, thanks to some eye-opening athletic measurements – 7’6” wingspan, 9’4” standing reach, a vertical standing reach a shade over 11’8”, wrist-to-tip finger measurement of 9 ¾- inches, the biggest of all in attendance at the recent Chicago pre-draft camp…Plays center in college, but until his frame fills out, he can earn valuable minutes at power forward, thanks to his long stride, good court speed (3.27 timing in the ¾-court sprint) and balance…Has started to develop a decent jumper from 10-feet out, but has his most scoring success operating in the paint, where he shows nimble moves, great elevation and a high release point to feather his shots up and over a defender.

Possible NBA Suitors …Several “experts” have Sanders going late in the first round, with Minnesota (#16, 23) have a few choices available for big men. Boston (#19) is also showing interest, along with Memphis (#25, 28)…If I Was an NBA GM …I really like him in a Timber-wolves’ uniform, but would have to take him at #23, hoping to get Paul George with the #16 pick. If George is gone, I would go for Sanders at #16, hedging my bet against what Boston might do, as the Celtics are certain to go big.
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