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Get to know him: Larry Sanders


BY MICHAEL LOTT, Feedcrossing.com syndication

Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders is beginning to make a name for himself during his rookie season by leading the NBA in blocked shows. Photo by:  Keith Allison / Flickr

Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders is beginning to make a name for himself during his rookie season by leading the NBA in blocked shows. Photo by: Keith Allison / Flickr

The Milwaukee Bucks do not get a lot of nationally televised games, despite a young roster filled with a lot of potential stars.

Everyone knows about Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis because they can score, as they take a ton of shots each night.  A guy that is really starting to break out of his shell and will soon become a household name is Larry Sanders.  I chose Sanders as my “Get To Know Him” because I feel that he is not getting the respect he deserves around the country for his outstanding all around play. It’s very clear that the average basketball fan doesn’t know about him because he’s only owned in 70% of Yahoo fantasy leagues.  He’s now in his third year out of Virginia Commonwealth but is finally starting and getting close to 25 minutes per night.

Raise your hand if you saw Sanders ranking 46th across eight categories thanks to 8 points, 8.4 rebounds, 3.0 blocks, and 54 percent shooting. Sanders leads the NBA in blocks per game, ahead of last year’s leader Serge Ibaka and three-time DPOY Dwight Howard. – NBA.com

Larry Sanders has great size at 6’11, 235 lbs and is extremely athletic. I bet at the time most Milwaukee Buck fans were a little shocked when the Bucks selected him 15th overall in the 2010 draft, but are now seeing why the organization selected him so early.  In his rookie campaign Sanders played in a total of 60 games, getting 12 starts, only seeing 14.5 minutes per game.  In those 14.5 minutes Sanders was averaging over a block a game.  Last season Sanders actually saw his minutes decrease slightly getting 12.4 minutes per game but once again he was averaging 1.5 blocks in those limited minutes.   (more…)