Mike Sands: One Of The Best On Long Island

Reporter Mike Sullivan expresses his thoughts on the game of Mike Sands ...

There's no doubt that the best days are ahead for Mike Sands, a 6-foot-7, 210-pound power forward from H. Frank Carey High School in Franklin Square, New York.

Sands, who has made a commitment to Yale University, recently displayed his skills at Hofstra University during the Tom Crotty Memorial Classic last weekend.

Sands got off to a great start against a very good Bishop Ford team out of Brooklyn, New York. Sands showed his long-range skills by dumping in a couple of perimeter shots and also handled himself well around the basket.

Sands had 20 of his team's 37 points at the half. Though Bishop Ford put on its own display of skill in the second half, Sands impressed us with his ability to score at several spots on the court. He moves well without the basketball and is more athletic than he was a year ago.

It was first during the month of July that he impressed several division one coaches with his play at the Eastern Invitational Camp at the College of New Jersey.

People started noticing his game during the evaluation month. His grades obviously have helped him in attaining an Ivy League education. But the Yale basketball program will benefit greatly from his skill level.

When he committed to Yale, he was only 16 years old. So Michael has some time to build up his frame, add some muscle, and improve his physical skills.

Bishop Ford won this basketball game because its team is deep and quick compared to Carey. Sands finished the game with 31 points. And Michael Sands is a player to keep an eye on when he starts his career at Yale.

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