RTD: Jay Bilas on Larry Sanders


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Apr 19, 2009

Larry Sanders
Vitals: 6-10½, 225-pound junior

In a nutshell: Projected to be taken midto late-first round. Has a 7-6 wingspan. Two-time defensive player of the year in the Colonial Athletic Association. Averaged 14.4 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocks this past season. Has played organized basketball only six years.

Bilas: "Both [ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla] and I had the pleasure of working with him at the Nike Skills Academies, and I can tell you there's not a better kid we worked with than Larry. Willing learner. Another guy who's got very good length.

"He's another guy who needs to get stronger. His low base needs to get better where he can't be moved off of a spot. And he's got to get to where he can knock down a face-up jumper a little bit more reliably. He's coachable, he can really run, and his hands are huge. . . . As he gets stronger and gets to that level and learns the game a little bit better . . . I think he's got a chance to be a pretty good player up there."