``I think proximity was a big factor," St. Andrew's coach Mike Hart said. "He's very family-oriented. I also think he feels like he has the opportunity to play at both schools right away."
``I want to stay close to home," Sanders said.
``I know the staff well at Providence and I feel comfortable around them," Sanders added. "I like the players and everything about the program."
``I also like BC because of the relationship with the coaching staff," he said. "I feel comfortable with them, also."
Sanders had an up-and-down junior campaign, but finished strong with a prep school championship.
``I saw an increased work ethic, a much better attitude and leadership skills," Hart said of his star player. "I really feel good about Rakim right now and I think, judging by his second half of the season, he could go in and make an impact at either school quickly."