This summer has been somewhat of a coming out party for 2015 point guard Corey Sanders. The 6-foot-1, 165-pound junior arguably delivered the highlight of the summer last week with a between the legs dunk that he threw to himself off of the backboard.
Sanders has made a name for himself off of his unreal highlight tapes, but the Lakeland (Fla.) native has started to rise up recruiting rankings and receive scholarship offers and interest from some of the biggest programs in the country, including the Florida Gators.
Although Sanders is a hot name on the recruiting trail, he also made some headlines when it was announced that he would transferring to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
“The system at IMG was one of the reasons for my transfer,” Sanders said. “It’s a great system, not just on the court, but it’s just a great program. Other good players have gone there and become even better at the end of it.”
They play better competition and it’s not that far away from home. It’s what I was looking for in a school,” he added.
Another big factor into his transfer was the decision of AAU teammate Dwayne Bacon. The fellow 2015 prospect also announced that he was transferring to IMG Academy earlier in the summer and that became a driving force in Sanders’ decision later on.
As for those highlight plays, Sanders says they just happen naturally.
“They just seem to happen during the game. I have many favorites, but I would have to say that the highlights where I dunk on the opponent are my most memorable. It gets me, as well as the crowd, pumped up,” he said.
The Gators haven’t offered the standout junior guard, but he continues to remain in contact with Florida assistant coach Matt McCall. However, he added that it’s hard for him to seriously consider the Gators until they offer him a scholarship.