Guilford College’s Tyler Sanborn to work out Friday with the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats, already worked out for Lakers and Grizzlies

Posted by Andy Durham on June 17, 2010 at 4:25 pm under College, Professional | Comments are off for this article

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Recently graduated Guilford College basketball standout
Tyler Sanborn (Elkin, N.C./Elkin) travels to Charlotte, N.C., Friday to
participate in workouts with the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats in advance of the
June 24 NBA Draft.

Sanborn, who has completed similar workouts with the Los Angeles Lakers and
Memphis Grizzlies, is exploring professional basketball opportunities
following a stellar career with the Quakers. The 6-10, 260-pound center won
2010 NCAA Division III Player of the Year honors from three different
organizations after averaging 19.8 points, 14.1 points and 2.0 blocks in 33
games. He recorded 30 double-doubles and led the Quakers to their second
straight Division III national semifinal appearance. Guilford finished with
a 30-3 record in 2009-10 and compiled a 104-19 overall record in Sanborn’s
four years, the most wins by a Division III team in that time.

Sanborn is bidding to join former teammate Ben Strong ’08 in the
professional basketball ranks. A 2007 Division III Player of the Year,
Strong recently competed his second season with the Maccabi Haifa Heat in
Ligat HaAl, the top Israeli professional league. Guilford alums M.L. Carr
’73, World B. Free ’76, Greg Jackson ’74 and Bob Kauffman ’68 all enjoyed
careers in the NBA.

Dave Walters
Guilford College Athletics


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