Junior Season (2009-10)
One of two returning players to have started all 34 contests a year ago (Aaron Johnson) ... team's top returning scorer and rebounder, averaging 10.4 points and 4.9 rebounds per contest a year ago ... tabbed the Conference USA Rookie of the Week on Dec. 28 after scoring a team-high 18 points to go along with six boards and five assists in the win over then-No. 16 Butler (12/22) ... led UAB in threes made (70) and attempted (187) ... connected on 7-of-10 shots from the floor and 3-of-4 from beyond the arc against the Bulldogs .. set a career-high with 20 points in the win over Troy (11/24) ... collected 18 points, all of which came in the second half, in the win at Rice (2/6) ... had best all-around game, collecting 16 points, eight rebounds and six assists in the loss at Memphis (2/3) ... collected 17 points and set a career-high with nine rebounds in the win over East Tennessee State (12/4) ... went for 16 points on the strength of four three-pointers against East Carolina (1/6) ... scored 16 points, including going 7-of-7 from the charity stripe, in the win over Georgia (11/21) ... had 11 points, to go along with five rebounds and four assists in the win over Jacksonville State (11/17) ... collected a career-best 11 rebounds to go along with seven points in the victory over then-No. 25 Cincinnati (12/16).
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.