Tyler Sanborn(Guilford College) to join LA Lakers team in the NBA Summer League

Posted by Andy Durham on June 29, 2010 at 2:37 pm under College, Professional | Read the First Comment

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Recent Guilford College graduate Tyler Sanborn ’10 (Mount
Airy, N.C./Elkin) has been invited to play on the Los Angeles Lakers’ NBA
Summer League team July 9-16 in Las Vegas.

Sanborn, a 6-10, 260-pound center, will join other free agents, draft picks
and young players on the Lakers’ entry into the 22-team league. For the
second consecutive year, a team of NBA Development League Select players
will also participate in the action taking place at the Thomas & Mack Center
and the COX Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
Los Angeles’ team opens play July 9 against Detroit at COX Pavilion.

Sanborn, who completed pre-NBA Draft tryouts with the Lakers as well as
Memphis and Charlotte, is coming off a stellar season that concluded a
brilliant career. He captured three 2010 NCAA Division III player of the
year awards after compiling 30 double-doubles and averaging 19.8 points,
14.1 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 33 games. A two-time All-American, Sanborn
stands 16th among the Quakers’ career scoring leaders (1,398), fourth in
rebounds (1,133) and third in blocks (200). He helped Guilford to a 104-19
record, four NCAA Tournament appearances and two national semifinal berths
in his four seasons.

Sanborn looks to join former teammate Ben Strong ’08 as recent Guilford
graduates in professional basketball. Strong just wrapped up his second
season with Maccabi Haifa in the top Israeli professional league. Guilford
has produced four NBA players: M.L. Carr ’73, World B. Free ’76, Greg
Jackson ’74 and Bob Kauffman ’68.

Dave Walters
Guilford College Athletics


  • BBFan said,

    I met Tyler recently. Very impressed with him. Best of luck Tyler.