Bucks Sign First Round Pick Larry Sanders

07/08/2010

The Milwaukee Bucks have signed first round draft pick Larry Sanders to a multi-year contract, General Manager John Hammond announced today. Sanders, a 6-11, 235-pound forward, was the 15th overall selection in the 2010 NBA Draft.

Sanders played three seasons for Virginia Commonwealth University, and averaged 10.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.7 blocked shots per game while shooting 52.0 percent from the field over his college career. He was named the Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore and a junior and helped the Rams compile a 75-27 record during his three years at VCU, including two regular season CAA titles and one postseason CAA crown.

As a junior, Sanders averaged career highs in points (14.4), rebounds (9.1) and field goal percentage (52.0) as he ranked among the top five in the CAA in those three categories, along with blocks (2.6 per game).

Sanders will play for the Bucks in the 2010 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. The Bucks have a five-game schedule, which begins Monday, July 12, at 7 p.m. (CT) against Dallas.