Melvin Sanders

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Melvin Sanders
Free agent
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
Personal information
Born (1981-01-03) January 3, 1981 (age 36)
Liberal, Kansas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 206 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Liberal (Liberal, Kansas)
College Seward County CC (1999–2000)
Oklahoma State (2000–2003)
NBA draft 2003 / Undrafted
Playing career 2003–present
Career history
2003–2004 Dakota Wizards
2004 Metis Varese
2004–2005 Dakota Wizards
2005 Oostende
2005 San Antonio Spurs
2006 Fayetteville Patriots
2006 San Antonio Spurs
2006 Fayetteville Patriots
2006 San Antonio Spurs
2006–2007 Pau-Orthez
2007 Panellinios
2007–2008 Unicaja Málaga
2008–2010 Gran Canaria
2010–2011 Minsk-2006
2011 Menorca Bàsquet
2011–2012 Hacettepe Üniversitesi
2012–2013 Basket Barcellona
2013 Pınar Karşıyaka
2013–2014 Valladolid

Melvin Ray Sanders (born January 3, 1981) is an American professional basketball player who last played for CB Valladolid in the Spanish League. He previously played for the NBA's San Antonio Spurs.[1][2]

Pro career[edit]

A graduate of Oklahoma State University, Sanders, a guard and forward, played for Varese in the Italian league and Telindus Oostende in Belgium,[3] the Dakota Wizards of the CBA,[4] and the NBA Development League's Fayetteville Patriots during the 2005-06 NBA season, between 10-day contract stints with San Antonio. After his fourth such contract (including training camp) expired, on March 26, 2006, the Spurs signed Sanders for the remainder of the season.

On January 9, 2007, he signed a contract with Pau-Orthez of the French League.[5] He averaged 10.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 10 Euroleague games, and also helped Pau win the French Cup.[6] On July 20, 2007, Sanders signed with Panellinios of the Greek League.[6] However, in mid-December 2007 he was brought out of his contract by one of the top clubs in the ACB Unicaja Malaga[7] after seeing limited action due to a broken collarbone sustained in a car accident during the preseason.[3]

On December 25, 2007, he signed with Unicaja of the Spanish ACB.[3] On July 10, 2008, Sanders was signed by Kalise Gran Canaria of the ACB.[4]

He signed with BC Minsk-2006 in September 2010.[8] In February 2011, he signed with Menorca Bàsquet.[9] Later that year, he signed with Hacettepe Üniversitesi of the Turkish Basketball League.

In August 2012, he signed with Basket Barcellona of the Italian Second League.[10] On March 6, 2013, he signed a contract with Pınar Karşıyaka for the remainder of that season. [11]

In December 2013, Sanders signed with CB Valladolid and left the team on 21 January 2014 because of non-payment from the club.[12]


  1. ^ Spurs Sign Melvin Sanders
  2. ^ San Antonio Spurs Transactions 2005-06
  3. ^ a b c Unicaja adds guard Melvin Sanders
  4. ^ a b Kalise Gran Canaria inks Melvin Sanders
  5. ^ Pau-Orthez signs guard Melvin Sanders
  6. ^ a b Panellinios tabs Melvin Sanders
  7. ^ Panellinios picks up Damir Rancic, drops Sanders
  8. ^ Three rookies from the USA and St. Vincent and Grenadine will reinforce basketball club "Minsk 2006"
  9. ^ Melvin Sanders s'incorpora (Spanish)
  10. ^ Sanders a Barcellona, l'Orlandina firma George
  11. ^ Melvin Sanders signs with Pinar Karsiyaka
  12. ^ Sanders escapes from CB Valladolid; 21 January 2014 (Spanish)

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