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 Rakim Sanders 15
Rakim Sanders

Pawtucket, RI

High School:
St. Andrew's

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 228



Iowa vs. Boston College

ACC/Big Ten Challenge - December 2, 2008


  • Played in and started all 34 games.
  • Shared the program's Defensive MVP honor with classmate Corey Raji.
  • Averaged 12.9 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game; averaged 14.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game in league contests.
  • Registered two point-rebound double-doubles.
  • Led or tied for the team lead in scoring nine times, in rebounds four times, in steals 13 times and in assists once.
  • Ranked among ACC leaders (conference games only) in scoring (18th), field-goal percentage (eighth, .478) and steals (third, 1.9).
  • Scored in double figures 21 times, including seven games with 20 or more points.
  • Registered five or more rebounds in each of 16 games.
  • Sank three or more three-point field goals in each of seven games.
  • Netted two game-winning field goals; coverted an offensive rebound with 0.4 seconds left against Virginia Tech (1/31) to give BC a 67-66 victory, and hit a baseline jumper with 1.7 seconds left against Georgia Tech (3/7) to lift the Eagles to another 67-66 win.
  • Scored 24 points in the season-opening win over Central Connecticut (11/14).
  • Totaled 12 points and 10 rebounds against St. John's (11/18) in the second round of Dick's Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-Off.
  • Was credited with a career-high seven assists against Maine (12/23).
  • Tallied 22 points (4-for-7 treys), two blocked shots and a career-high seven steals in the team's win over top-ranked North Carolina (1/4).
  • Notched 19 points, five assists and three steals in an overtime win at Georgia Tech (1/20).
  • Recorded 20 points and 10 rebounds in a win at Virginia (1/31).
  • Posted 23 points and eight rebounds against Clemson (2/10).
  • Scored a game-high 21 points at NC State (3/4).
  • Tallied a career-high 25 points against Virginia in the first round of the ACC Tournament in the Georgia Dome (3/7); shot 11-for-12 from the foul line.


  • Played in and started all 31 games.
  • Averaged 11.3 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game; averaged 10.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game in league contests.
  • Registered one point-rebound double-double; totaled 14 points and 12 rebounds in a home win over NC State (2-14).
  • Led or tied for the team lead in scoring five times, in rebounds five times, in assists five times and in steals 10 times.
  • Scored in double figures 17 times, including five games with 20 or more points.
  • Registered five or more rebounds in each of 16 games; grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds against NC State (2-14).
  • Registered a season-high 22 points in 35 minutes of action in the season opener against New Hampshire; shot 9-for-18 from the field.
  • Totaled 21 points in a home win over Rhode Island (11-21); scored eight of BC's first 10 second-half points and later sank a clutch three-pointer with 1:07 to play; sank four three-pointers.
  • Netted 20 points in 27 minutes in a home win over Northeastern (12-22); shot 4-for-6 from three-point range.
  • Scored a team-high 21 points against Kansas (1-5); shot 8-for-15 from the field, including 3-for-7 from long range; also totaled a season-best five assists.
  • Recorded 20 points in a home win over Miami (1-15).
  • Notched 17 points and nine assists against Virginia Tech (1-26).


  • Honored as the 2006-07 Gatorade Rhode Island Player of the Year.
  • Gained All-State first-team honors during his junior and senior seasons at St. Andrew's.
  • Earned MVP honors in the New England Prep School Class B Tournament in 2006 and 2007.
  • Averaged 21.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per game as a senior; shot 53 percent from the field.
  • Averaged 18.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per game as a junior.
  • Led St. Andrew's to the NEPSAC Class B titles in 2006 and 2007.
  • Finished his schoolboy career with 2,432 career points.
  • Played for head coach Mike Hart.
  • Played for the Gold team in the 2007 Adidas Kentucky Derby Festival All-Star Classic in Louisville's Freedom Hall (April 14, 2007).


  • Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences.
  • Rakim is the brother of Nyisha Conry; has four more brothers and sisters.
  • Born on July 8, 1989.

    Points: 25 vs. Virginia (3-12-09)
    Rebounds: 12 vs. NC State (2-14-08)
    Assists: 7 vs. Maine (12-23-08)
    Steals: 4 vs. Sacred Heart (12-28-07)
    FGM: 9 - three times
    3PFGM: 5 vs. Bryant (12-10-08)
    FTM: 11 vs. Virginia (3-12-09)
    FTA: 12 vs. Virginia (3-12-09)
    Minutes: 38 at Massachusetts (12-6-08)


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