January 23, 1957|
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|High school||Stivers (Dayton, Ohio)|
|NBA draft||1978 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20th overall|
|Selected by the San Antonio Spurs|
|1978||San Antonio Spurs|
|1981||Kansas City Kings|
|1986||Gold Coast Stingrays|
|1987||Rhode Island Gulls|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Frankie J. Sanders (born January 23, 1957) is an American former professional basketball player. 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.
Sanders' NBA career was shortened by self-admitted irresponsible behavior, such as drug use, drinking, and partying too much. He played for three different teams in two seasons despite being a first round draft selection. 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. Sanders won the CBA championship in 1983–84 while playing for the Albany Patroons.