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Sanders Recaps Portsmouth Invitational
Fresh off a three-game stint at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (P.I.T.), Liberty senior point guard Jesse Sanders stopped by to chat with Flames Sports Network's Alan York.
The Portsmouth Invitational took place April 11-14, featuring 64 of the country's top collegiate basketball players. Representatives from all 30 NBA franchises, including scouts and general managers, were also in attendance at the event.
During the interview with York, Sanders recounts his experience at the prestigious tournament and gives insight on his progress as he prepares for a career at the professional level.
Sanders' most impressive P.I.T. performance occurred on Friday, finishing with 10 points, eight rebounds and five assists in the 89-87 victory. Sanders even showcased his dunking ability during his 32 minutes of on-court action, throwing down a rare two-handed jam late in the first half. The Sugar Land, Texas native concluded his stay in Portsmouth, Va., with four points, five rebounds and five assists in his final game on Saturday.
Sanders became the first player in Division I history to record a triple-double in each of his four collegiate seasons, posting 14 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists in Liberty's 84-78 win at High Point (Jan. 21). The point guard is the only player in Big South history to have four career triple-doubles and at least 1,000 points (1,235), 800 rebounds (815) and 700 assists (727). Sanders closed out his Liberty career as the program's all-time assist leader. In addition, he is currently 15th on Liberty's scoring list and fifth all-time in rebounds.