NBA Experience: 5th season
15th overall - Milwaukee
- Finished third in Most Improved Player voting following the 2012-13 season
- Was invited to attend the 2013 USA Basketball Men’s National Team Mini-Camp in Las Vegas
- Notched his first career triple-double with 10 points, 12 rebounds and a franchise-record-tying 10 blocks at MIN on 11/30/12. Sanders and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar are the only players in Bucks history with a 10-block game.
- Finished 2012-13 with 201 blocks – just the fourth 200-block season in Bucks history
- Career-high 2.8 blocks per game in 2012-13 was second-most in the NBA
2013-14 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS ... Averaged 7.7 points, 7.2 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 23 games ... lost 59 total games to injury, illness and suspension ... major injuries included surgery on 11/11 to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb (25 games) and a fractured orbital bone suffered on 2/8 vs. HOU (27 games) … also sat out the final five games of the season due to an NBA suspension ... scored a career-high 25 points on a career-best 12 FGM (in 19 attempts) on 2/5 at DEN … added season-high 15 rebounds at DEN for his second double-double of the season … tied career high 4 steals at ORL on 1/31 and at SAS on 1/19 … one of three Bucks players since 1985 to have at least 10 points, 9 rebounds, 4 steals and 4 blocks in a game as he did on 1/31 at ORL … blocked a season-high 5 shots to go along with 12 points at HOU on 1/18 … had first double-double of the season with 10 points and 12 rebounds vs. MEM on 1/15 … notched 16 points off a perfect shooting night (7-for-7 from the field and 2-for-2 from the free throw line) on 1/2 at UTA with 8 rebounds and 2 blocked shots.
PRO CAREER ... 2012-13: Posted career highs in points (9.8 ppg), rebounds (9.5 rpg), assists (1.2 apg), blocks (2.8 bpg) and field goal percentage (.506) during a breakout season … finished second in the league in blocks per game … recorded 37 games with 10+ points, 36 games with 10+ rebounds and a team-leading 26 double-doubles (his numbers in those three categories for his first two seasons combined were 12, 4 and 2, respectively) … finished the season with 201 blocks – just the fourth 200-block season in Bucks history and the first since Elmore Smith in 1975-76 … had a string of 40 consecutive games with at least one blocked shot from 11/28 – 3/4, the longest streak by a Buck in the last 25 years … posted his first career triple-double with 10 points, 12 rebounds and a franchise-record-tying 10 blocks at MIN on 11/30, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only players in Bucks history with a 10-block game … beginning with the 10 blocks at MIN, swatted 22 shots over a three-game stretch from 11/30 – 12/3 which stands as the most blocks in a three-game span in Bucks history … blocked four or more shots in five consecutive games from 1/2-9, which was the longest such streak since Abdul-Jabbar had a five-game streak in 1973 … grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds in a Bucks win at BOS on 12/21 … scored 10+ points in a career-best eight consecutive games from 1/2 – 3/2, while also posting separate streaks of five and six games in double figures (after never posting two consecutive games with 10+ points previously) … posted his first career 20-point game with 21 points on 3/28 vs. the LAL, and followed it up with a career-high 24 points vs. CHA on 4/1 … missed 11 games during the season due to injury.
2011-12: Averaged 3.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.46 blocks in 52 games (no starts) during his second season ... led the Bucks in blocks a team-high 26 times despite averaging just 12.4 minutes per game ... posted 23 multi-block games on the season, third-most in the NBA by a reserve ... recorded three games with 10+ points, two games with 10+ rebounds and one double-double ... handed out a career-high 4 assists at SAC on 1/5 (since tied on 4/3/13 at MIN) ... posted his lone double-double of the season with 13 points and a season-high 12 rebounds vs. ORL on 2/20 ... tallied a season-high 14 points on 4/7 vs. Portland ... recorded a career-high 4 steals and a season-high five blocks vs. PHI on 4/25, becoming the first Bucks player in over 25 years to reach both of those numbers in a single game ... missed one game due to illness (2/10) and two due to an NBA suspension (4/21-23).
2010-11: Appeared in 60 games (12 starts) in his rookie season with averages of 4.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 14.5 minutes … recorded a then-career-high 15 points on 7-10 shooting and 8 rebounds at ORL on 1/5 … earned his first double-double on 12/1 at DEN, tallying 14 points and a career-high 10 rebounds, along with 8 blocks which was an NBA season-high at the time … blocked 5 shots against PHI on 3/12 … recorded 8 points, 10 rebounds and 2 blocks at DET on 11/26 … recorded multiple blocks in 20 games … scored in double figures in nine contests … led the Bucks in blocks 19 times, steals four times and rebounds twice … played two games (2/23-24) with the NBA Development League's Fort Wayne Mad Ants and averaged 10.5 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks ... missed one game on 2/2 due to illness and five games (2/8-2/12, 3/30) with back spasms ... had 13 DNP-CDs.
PLAYOFF HISTORY ... (4 games, 4 starts) ... 2013: Started all four games for Milwaukee ... averaged 10.8 points, 8.3 rebounds ... recorded double-double vs. MIA on 4/25 with 16 points and 11 rebounds ... followed that performance with another 11 rebounds on 4/28, along with 3 blocks.
COLLEGE ... Team was 75-27 during his three seasons with two regular season CAA titles and one postseason CAA title ... two-time CAA Defensive Player of the Year ... 2009-10: Averaged 14.4 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocks ... First-Team CAA ... CAA’s Defensive Player of the Year ... finished in the top five in the CAA in scoring, rebounding, blocked shots and field goal percentage ... tallied a career-high 31 points on 11-13 shooting in win over Hofstra ... had 14 double-doubles ... 2008-09: Finished year averaging 11.3 points and 8.6 rebounds ... CAA's Defensive Player of the Year ... had 18 points and 20 rebounds in championship game of CAA Tournament against George Mason ... blocked 7 shots against South Dakota St. ... 2007-08: Named to Colonial Athletic Association All-Rookie and All-Defensive Teams ... selected Mid-Major Freshman All-America by collegeinsider.com ... led CAA and ranked 11th nationally in blocked shots per game (3.0) ... appeared in all 32 games, including 16 starts ... blocked 95 shots, fourth-most in school history, as well as the most ever by a VCU freshman ... averaged 4.9 points and 5.2 rebounds in 16.6 minutes.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS ... Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 15th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft on 6/24/10 … signed with the Bucks on 7/8/10 ... signed contract extension with Milwaukee on 8/20/13.
PERSONAL ... Married to wife, Brittany, and the two of them have one son, Jasiah, and a daughter, Jynesis ... enjoys art and designs skateboard decks in his spare time ... received the Community Champion award from Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee in March of 2013 after donating a scoreboard to the gym of the Pieper-Hillside branch ... donated 500 backpacks filled with school supplies to Boys & Girls Club members in conjunction with his contract extension press conference in August of 2013 ... would like to become a coach one day ... enjoys movies and lists “The Sandlot” as one of his favorites ... enjoys music of all kinds ... has two older sisters ... would like to travel to Italy one day ... on Twitter as @LarrySanders.