GREENSBORO, N.C. â€“ Recent Guilford College graduate Tyler Sanborn ’10 (Mount
Airy, N.C./Elkin) has been invited to play on the Los Angeles Lakersâ€™ 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 Lakersâ€™ 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 Angelesâ€™ 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 Quakersâ€™ 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 â€™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 â€™73, World B. Free â€™76, Greg
Jackson â€™74 and Bob Kauffman â€™68.
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