Sandoval, a 6-foot-4, 215-pound guard who spent two seasons at Richmond prior to transferring to Santa Fe Community College (Fla.), has committed to Dayton and will have two years left with the Flyers beginning next fall.
``They have a great crowd and always sell out," Sandoval said. "It's a great atmosphere - I played there. They also have a terrific coaching staff that can help me get to the next level."
Sandoval averaged 6.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 22 games last season for Richmond. He missed his freshman season with knee injury.
He's a combo guard from Milford, Mass., who prepped at Winchendon (Mass.) and will give Brian Gregory, who received some more good news on Thursday when he received a contract extension through the 2012-13 season.
``I was sold on Dayton when I got on campus last weekend," Sandoval said.
Sandoval said that the support of Dayton's program, in addition to the success the program has achieved under Gregory and assistant Billy Schmidt since they took over, was critical to him choosing the Flyers.
``I wanted to go somewhere not only that we could play in the NCAA Tournament, but where we have a chance to go deep in the tournament," Sandoval said. "That was my goal."
``I didn't want to go to another college," Sandoval. "I wanted to play this year and get my knee 100 percent. I'm almost there."