Enter the official Derthona Basket website

Derthona strengthens: Jamarr Sanders is a new Lion

Derthona strengthens: Jamarr Sanders is a new Lion

Bertram Yachts Derthona is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with Jamarr Rodez Sanders, a guard born in 1988 who started the season at Gaziantep in Turkey.

CAREER – Born in Chicago (Illinois) on August 2, 1988, after attending Jeff Davis High School, Sanders' collegiate career unfolded between Alabama State, NW Florida State and UAB (University of Alabama-Birmingham) where he scored 17.8 points and Averaged 4.6 rebounds in NCAA his senior year.

After a brief adventure in Greece, at Drama, Jamarr played for the Austin Toros, the NBDL franchise associated with the San Antonio Spurs, from 2011 to 2013, averaging double figures. He then moved to Italy, to Veroli, in 2013/14, to the court of the team coached by Marco Ramondino and of which Ferencz Bartocci is General Manager: Sanders finds them both in Tortona, as well as Andrea Casella of whom he was teammate in that occasion. In Lazio Jamarr established himself as a versatile player, recording 14.1 points and 5.4 rebounds per game, shooting 38% from three points.

From 2014 to 2016 he remained in Italy, playing Serie A and the Eurocup with the Trento shirt, confirming himself as an eclectic player capable of playing in multiple roles. In the 2016/17 season he was in Germany, at Telekom Bonn, a team with which he played in the FIBA ​​Europe Cup and the championship, reaching the playoffs where they were eliminated 3-1 by Bamberg, then champions.

The following year he returned to Italy by signing with Novipiù Casale Monferrato and thus finding coach Marco Ramondino: Sanders established himself as a key player in the team by offering a total performance on both sides of the pitch and producing 16.1 points, 6 rebounds and 4.6 assists. average shooting 52% from two points, 41% from three points and 79% from the free throw line. In that year Novipiù was the protagonist of a high-level championship from the first days, leading the West Group standings from start to finish and earning the right to be seeded, together with Trieste, in the playoff draw. The team coached by Ramondino reached the playoff final, following the great 3-1 success over Fortitudo Bologna in the semi-final, losing 3-0 at the hands of Trieste (which achieved promotion to Serie A).

In 2018/19 Jamarr moved to the team coached by Dalmasson, returning to Serie A again and contributing to reaching the playoffs which ended with elimination at the hands of Cremona in the quarter-finals. After starting the 2019/20 season in Turkey, at Gaziantep, Sanders now arrives at Bertram Yachts Derthona to start a new chapter in his career.

Jamarr Sanders will be presented to journalists and Derthona fans on Friday 24 January 2020 at 17.30 pm at the Simecom sales point in Tortona (located in Via Emilia 193), home of the presentation of the provincial Derby against Novipiù Casale Monferrato.