VCU's Larry Sanders Drafted by Milwaukee Bucks

June 24, 2010

The Milwaukee Bucks have selected Virginia Commonwealth forward Larry Sanders with the 15th overall pick in the NBA draft.

Sanders is a 6-foot-11 forward who'll help bolster a front court that's lacking strong bodies behind Andrew Bogut. Sanders averaged 14.4 points and 9.1 rebounds in his junior year at VCU and is known for his defensive abilities, winning his conference's Defensive Player of the Year award twice.

That skill set will fit perfectly in Milwaukee, where coach Scott Skiles and general manager John Hammond have put an emphasis on defense. The rebuilt Bucks won 46 games last year and reached the postseason for the first time in four years.

Hammond said that they wouldn't be shy about picking the best player available and have three more picks, all in the second round.


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 97125289 - newsplex.com/a?a=97125289