Junior College (2008-09)
Played one season at Northwest Florida State College (formerly Okaloosa-Walton) under head coach Bruce Stewart after playing his freshman season (2007-08) at Alabama State ... earned first-team all-Florida and first-team All-Panhandle Conference honors in 2008-09 while helping the Raiders to a 21-7 record ... finished sophomore season with team-leading numbers in points (18.5), assists (4.5) and field goal percentage (53.0) ... also ranked 37th in the nation in scoring and ranked among the top 20 in the conference for free throw percentage (83.0, 15th), assists (4.7 apg, 12th) and steals (1.9 spg, 16th) ... connected on an impressive 44.3 percent from 3-point range while also pulling down 4.3 rebounds per contest ... earned player-of-the-week honors in consecutive weeks (Feb. 10, Feb. 17) ... averaged 28.7 points per game over his final five contests, including a career-high 40 points on 12-of 19 shooting from the floor in a one-point loss to then-No. 1 Chipola ... chose UAB after receiving offers from Nebraska, Charlotte and Ball State.
Alabama State (2007-08)
Played freshman season at Alabama State ... after redshirting his first year, Sanders played in 31 games for the Hornets in 2007-08, averaging 5.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game ... played 17.6 minutes per game as ASU went 20-11, won its league regular-season title and earned a spot in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT).
A four-year letterwinner at Jeff Davis High School under head coach Terry Posey ... led team to the 2006 6A Alabama state title while earning first-team Class 6A all-state honors ... earned MVP honors of state tournament ... earned a starting spot in the 2006 Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game after averaging better than 18 points and nearly 10 rebounds per game while helping Jeff Davis to a 34-2 record ... led team in scoring, rebounding and assists during his junior and senior seasons ... was also an honorable-mention all-state player as a junior.
Full name is Jamarr Rodez Sanders ... born Aug. 2, 1988 in Chicago, Ill. ... guardians are LaToya Pettway and Frances Mitchell ... academic major is political science ... has an older brother, Marreo, and an older sister, Chakata.