Frankie Sanders

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Frankie Sanders
Personal information
Born (1957-01-23) January 23, 1957 (age 61)
Dayton, Ohio
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school Stivers (Dayton, Ohio)
College Southern (1975–1978)
NBA draft 1978 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20th overall
Selected by the San Antonio Spurs
Playing career 1978–1987
Position Small forward
Career history
1978 San Antonio Spurs
1979 Boston Celtics
1981 Kansas City Kings
1982–1984 Albany Patroons
1984–1985 Albuquerque Silvers
1985–1986 ABC Nantes
1986 Gold Coast Stingrays
1987 Jersey Jammers
1987 Rhode Island Gulls
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Frankie J. Sanders (born January 23, 1957) is an American former professional basketball player.[1] After a standout collegiate career at Southern University, in which Sanders averaged 26 points and 10 rebounds per game and scored over 2,000 points in his three-year career, he was selected in the 1978 NBA draft by the San Antonio Spurs as the 20th overall pick.[1][2]

Sanders' NBA career was shortened by self-admitted irresponsible behavior, such as drug use, drinking, and partying too much.[2] He played for three different teams in two seasons despite being a first round draft selection.[1][2] Over the course of his professional career, he played in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA), United States Basketball League (USBL), and overseas in France, Spain, and Venezuela.[2] Sanders won the CBA championship in 1983–84 while playing for the Albany Patroons.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Frankie Sanders NBA stats". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 10, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "What the Hell Happened to...Frankie Sanders?". September 29, 2013. Retrieved September 10, 2015.