ST. LOUIS - There were plenty of standouts in the 2015 class at the Nike Elite 100 on the perimeter.…
Sanders adds offers
Class of 2015 point guard Corey Sanders had a breakthrough spring which saw him emerge on the radar of numerous high major programs. The Lakeland (Fla) McKeel Academy standout made major improvements to his game, and now is working to be one of the top players at his position in the country. With good size at 6-foot-2, Sanders has major upside. Now according to Showtime Ballers AAU coach Diana Neal, Sanders is beginning to capitalize on that immense potential. "It was just a matter of Corey settling down," said Neal. "Last year he was trying to learn from Pookie (Rashawn Powell). Last year Pookie played the point and Corey had to play off the ball a lot. This year he had to have the ball in his hands a lot more, and he has been pushing himself to be one of the top point guards in the country. He has been training with guys who train NBA players, so he has been grinding it out and working hard." Neal continued about Sanders' game, "He can see the floor well, he passes well, and if you back up off of him he can shoot the ball. He isn't quite the same shooter as Pookie or Shane Larkin, but by the end of his senior year I think he will be more complete than those guys were in high school. He plays on both ends as well, and understands that you have to be a leader. I know that is one thing that a lot of coaches like is him being verbal and leading on the court." When it comes to his recruitment, high-major programs are really starting to take notice with a few of them having offered. "The coaches who have offered this year are Murray State, Memphis, Marquette, and then he already had Georgia Southern, Rider, and one more," said Neal. "Also he is hearing from Michigan, Ohio State, Florida State, Clemson, Florida, and a few others." For now Sanders is taking the recruiting process slow, but he does know one school that will definitely get a visit in the coming months. "Corey was supposed to go to Michigan on June 1, but we had a camp we were hosting in Florida, so they couldn't make it up there," said Neal. "He will visit Michigan in the fall during the football season, and I don't know who else has spoken to him about visiting, but I know he will go to Michigan." Sanders is currently set to participate in the Nike Elite 100 Camp for underclassmen, and then will play out the month of July with Showtime Ballers.
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