Combo guard Sanford rising up teams' boards

Standing at 6-foot-3, Lexington (Ky.) Catholic senior Vee Sanford has the size to play both point guard and shooting guard in college. His ability to handle the ball as well as shoot it has him garnering high major attention.

Schools such as Georgetown, Virginia, Marquette, Nebraska, Oklahoma State and USC all have been linked to Sanford.

Sanford has put together an incredible senior campaign averaging 22.9 points-per-game and is coming off of a 30-point performance in a nail-biting playoff win.

"Vee has been incredible this season. We graduated 9 seniors last year and he single handedly has put us back in the KHSAA State Tournament," said Lexington Catholic coach Brendon Salsman.

"His all around game has come along very well this year. He started last year when we were 32-4 and ranked ninth in the country, but he has a lot of help. This year we have only one other senior," said Salsman.

When looking into the college ranks, Salsman believes that Sanford can be compared to Eric Maynor the star point guard at VCU. Maynor has the ability to lead his team as a scorer or passer and he believes Sanford has some of the same qualities.

"He is a combo guard, but I think he will play the point at the next level, although, he shoots the three-pointer well enough to play shooting guard," said Salsman.

As a result of his abilities and stellar senior campaign, the recruiting interest in Sanford has elevated but he does not currently have any favorites.

"John Thompson III has made quite an impression, but Vee is still wide open still letting new schools come in if the want. He will sit down with his father after the season and narrow down his choices," said Salsman.

Sanford has four visits remaining and hopes to find a school where he can fit in and feel comfortable.

"He is not your typical kid, he is not looking for the most playing time or the highest level he just wants to fit in somewhere and enjoy his four years in school," said Salsman.

"He is a great kid and will be a great player where ever he ends up."

For now, Sanford has one goal on his mind: a Kentucky state championship.

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