Former Rebel Clarence Sanders Drafted By Anaheim Arsenal Of NBA D-League

NEW YORK After breaking out as an All-SEC player for last year’s SEC West Champion Ole Miss Rebels, Clarence Sanders has a chance to take his game to the professional ranks after he was drafted by the Anaheim Arsenal in the seventh round of the NBA Development League Draft Thursday night.

 

A native of Phenix City, Ala., Sanders led Ole Miss and ranked fifth in the Southeastern Conference with 16.1 points per game last season en route to All-SEC second team honors from the league coaches. The junior college transfer from Okaloosa-Walton keyed second-half runs in Rebel victories over Tennessee, No. 18 Alabama, LSU and Auburn.

 

Known for his ability to stroke one from behind the arc at any moment, Sanders set a school record with 96 three-pointers last season, as well as leading the SEC with 56 treys in league play.

 

Sanders is the third Rebel to play in the NBA D-League, which was formerly known as the NBDL. Rahim Lockhart was an All-NBDL performer in 2001-02, while Ansu Sesay was the NBDL’s Player of the Year that season.

 

Ole Miss’ two other senior leaders from a year ago have also moved on to the professional ranks in recent months. All-SEC guard Todd Abernethy is a member of the Matrixx Magix in Holland, while Bam Doyne currently tops his Falco KC-Szombathely team with 25.4 points per game after four contests in the Hungary League.

 

Other Rebels currently playing professionally overseas include Derrick Allen (Germany), Keith Carter (Italy), Aaron Harper (Ukraine) and Londrick Nolen (Uruguay).


 

 

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