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John Caleb SandersClass: Sophomore
Previous School: HCYA (Home Shcool)
Hometown: Sugar Land, Texas
2011 (Fr.): Appeared in all 32 contests … led the Flames in three-point field goal percentage (.340) … posted 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting from three-point range against Southern Virginia (11/18) … chipped in 10 points in 64-58 win over Mississippi Valley State (01/26) … finished with 11 points during Liberty's 70-61 victory over Presbyterian (12/02) … tallied 10 points against George Mason (12/11) … posted a career-high 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting against league leader Coastal Carolina (01/08), helping cut a 10-point deficit to two with a three-pointer in the final nine seconds … earned Big South Freshman of the Week honors for his performance … recorded nine points in an 83-81 overtime win versus UNC Asheville (01/27) … added nine points in 65-54 win over High Point (02/12) … named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll.
Prep: Played four years at guard for the HCYA Warriors … played alongside his bother and current Flames point guard Jesse Sanders his first two seasons, winning back-to-back National Homeschool championships … was part of a team ranked No. 2 in the Houston area his sophomore year, finishing the season with a 41-3 record … one of the top scorers in the state of Texas his junior year, recording 28 points, 8.9 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game … was named MVP of the Victoria Memorial Tournament despite his team not winning the title … named first team all-greater Houston his senior year … won the Homeschool National Tournament (3/20/10) and was named MVP.
Personal: Son of Tom and Nancy Sanders … birthday is March 22 … majoring in business … younger brother of point guard Jesse Sanders … older brother Thomas Sanders earned AP Honorable Mention All-American, Mid-Major All-American and Atlantic Sun Player of the Year honors at Gardner-Webb in 2008 … older brother Ethan Sanders played at Moody Bible in Chicago, Ill.