Jimmie Sanders III AKA Mr. 1,000

Jimmie Sanders III

Our First time seeing Jimmie Sanders in Action was back at the SEBL Combine prior to his 8th grade year of School. It didn’t take long to see that although he was very young he had a very nice natural feel for the game and his basketball IQ exceeded his age without a doubt. A very quiet and respectful young man, Jimmie has been doing damage on and off the court the past few years at Neuse Charter School in Smithfield, NC. Before we even begin to talk about basketball we have to note that Jimmie is a stellar student and sports a very impressive 4.1 GPA, We always love to see a player that can excel in the classroom and truly wants to be a student athlete. His Freshman year he took on more of a facilitating role as he played along the side of his brother Jourdan Sanders, who is now playing his Freshman Season at St Andrew University. Once Jimmie’s sophomore season began he took on more of a leadership role and picked up the scoring load for his squad. Although many people in the recruiting world did not hear a ton about him he clearly had an outstanding year putting up 23.4 Points and 6 Assist Per game while leading his squad to a winning season record wise. Of course at his size there was still question marks about whether or not he could perform at a high level against some of the better guards in the state, which leads us to 2015 NC Top 80 Camp in Greensboro NC. Jimmie played very well throughout the camp and finished #1 in Assist out of all players that attended, he got after it on both ends of the floor and clearly answered the question about his ability to play with other top guards in the state. As his junior year has begun he has picked up right where he left off last season and over the summer, in his first two games he has gone for 28 Points each and in the second game, surpassed the 1,000 Point mark for his career. This is a very impressive accomplishment for any player but especially for a young man who still has almost two full years of High School basketball left. Even though he has received some College interest, he is still very much under the radar and should be one that college coaches keep a close eye on. He has added some more muscle to his frame and even looks as if he has grown a few inches as well, we look forward to watching Jimmie this season and we feel that college coaches should do the same.

 

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