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Jesse Sanders Named to Big South Men's Basketball All-Decade Team

June 12, 2020  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty alum Jesse Sanders has been named to the 2010-19 Big South Conference Men's Basketball All-Decade Team, it was announced today.

Throughout the month of June, the Big South will be recognizing each sport's top student-athletes and coaches from the recently completed decade. Liberty wrapped up its 27-year Big South Conference membership on June 30, 2018, departing for the ASUN Conference.

The Flames excelled during their final years of Big South competition, earning seven Sasser Cups and 62 Big South team championships between 2010-18.

A 15-person committee of Big South Conference administrators served as the official voting panel to determine the All-Decade Team, with fan voting comprising 20 percent of the overall total. The 2010-19 Men's Basketball All-Decade Team features 12 players and one head coach.

The native of Sugar Land, Texas is one of the best players in Liberty's program as he ranks No. 20 on Liberty's all-time scoring list (1,235 career points) and has a program-record four career triple-doubles. A player that can do it all, Sanders posted 21 career double-doubles, which ranks fifth in school history, ranks sixth with 815 career rebounds and ranks first with 727 career assists, which is also a Big South record. Sanders is the only player in Big South history to score 1,000 career points, grab 500 rebounds and record 500 assists. In 2011 Sanders was an Associated Press All-American Honorable Mention selection and was a 2012 NABC All-District selection. Sanders was a three-time Big South all-conference selection, including being named Big South Player of the Year in 2011.

The Big South Conference previously announced additional all-decade teams as part of its 30th anniversary celebration during the 2013-14 academic year. The following Flames were included on those squads.

1990-99 Men's Basketball All-Decade Team

Peter Aluma

2000-09 Men's Basketball All-Decade Team

Larry Blair