Despite being one of the largest counties in the country, Miami-Dade County falls short in producing Division I basketball players.
On Monday, Brandon Sanders flipped the script and announced his commitment to Temple University.
Sanders, 6-foot-10, chose Temple over offers from Florida Gulf Coast and Illinois State. He was the county’s top defender this past season at South Miami, averaging 11.1 rebounds and a remarkable 8.0 blocks per game.
The Cobras finished with a 22-6 record, with a large part of the contribution coming from Sanders.
A 305Sports All-Dade Third Team selection, Sanders is an exceptional defender at the rim and moves well for somebody at his size. Offensively, he’s still raw and struggles to score but provides spacing and presents himself as a force to be reckoned with on the P&R.
He fills up the final scholarship roster spot at Temple and comes in as the only class of 2020 center recruit for the Owls.
Sanders becomes the fourth 2020 prospect from Dade-County to commit to a Division I program, joining a shortlist of Devin Carter (South Carolina), Tony Sanders (Notre Dame), and Jahvon Smith (FAMU).