SUNBURY, Australia – Carson-Newman men's basketball alum Ish Sanders has been named to the Big V basketball league's All-Star Five. With the honor, Sanders is recognized as one of the five best players in the Australian professional league.
The Cleveland, Tenn.-native was second in the league in scoring with 28.3 points per game for the Sunbury Jets. He also averaged 4.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.5 steals per contest.
Sanders dumped in at least 20 points in all but two games he played. His most prolific outing came on May 28th against Mildura. Sanders matched his school-record 51 points that he produced in his freshman season at Mossy Creek. He connected on 9-of-18 triples that day and 19-of-34 field goals.
Including that 51-point onslaught against Mildura, Sanders topped 30 points on five occasions. He had 48 against Chelsea and 45 against Geelong in early May on his way to being named player of the month.
Carson-Newman's all-time leading three-point shooter, Sanders drilled at least six triples on four occasions. He averaged 4.27 made threes per game and was only held below three makes four times.
Sanders is one of three Carson-Newman alums playing professionally. Josh Rogers signed a contract and is in Israel playing for Beer Sheva. Antoine Davis has spent the last two seasons in Germany.