Making The Drive Home
Gulfport (MS) Harrison Central power forward Byron Sanders is doing it the old fashioned way, he's driving. After catching a flight to North Carolina for the Tar Heels game against Virginia on Saturday, the big man is returning home in a car with his parents.
"I'm giving my guys the afternoon off," Coach Stone of Harrison Central said. "The plans were he was going to ride back with his parents. His parents have been on every visit with him."
That put Sanders back in his home sometime on Monday. Prior to his visit, he said that if everything went well he would commit. Well, according to his coach things are going well. ""He called me last night and said everything went really well. He'll be coming back today. I haven't seen him yet. He just had a wonderful visit. Everything had gone extremely well."
Stone didn't know if Sanders committed but he wasn't going to rule it out. "I don't know yet. If he did commit, I'm sure they'll make an announcement."
Stone said Sanders is really coming on strong to finish the year. "He's started to pick it up after the last six or eight games. We lost all of our perimeter starters a year ago because people were just packing it in on him. It was a tough adjustment early because he was getting double and triple-teamed."
Over the last 8 games, Sanders is averaging 20 points, 14 rebounds and 5 blocks.