U of D Jesuit’s Spencer Sanders Talk John Carroll Commitment

31 Mar


John Carroll went to University of Detroit Jesuit to pick up 2014 point guard commit Spencer Sanders.  Primarily a lockdown defender for the Cubs this season, Sanders will look to bring a defensive intensity to the Blue Streaks, and a pass first mentality at the college level.



How does it feel to commit to John Carroll?

Spencer: “It feels good. At first I was indecisive on whether or not I would want to attend there, but I researched the university daily and came away with some great information which later helped me in my decision.”

What were some other schools recruiting you and what made you want to attend Carroll?

Spencer: “I wasn’t a highly recruited player, I did not even know if I would make it to the next level, but Adrian and Pine Manor College are the other colleges that contacted me in my Senior Year.  I had looks through my junior year but lost contact with the coaches.”

What is your relationship with the coaches at Carroll and do you know any of the players already there?

Spencer: “I have a very good relationship with the coaches. They came down and talked to me during school, and came to five of my games. It just showed their interest in me and it helped me in making my decision.

Did you visit the campus already? If so, what did you like about it?

Spencer: “Yes I visited and I liked the environment, it reminded me a lot of the school I attend now. I am going back down to visit soon with teammates Nick Mutebi and Julian Morgan hoping to gain their commitments as well.”

What makes you unique as a player? What will Carroll be getting out of a player like you?

Spencer: “I actually take pride in defense.  I feel like locking down opponents makes the difference in games because everyone can put up points. I am also a pass first guard which also makes me different.”

Talk a little bit about your season at U of D. What was it like making it to the Breslin for the first time in school history?

Spencer: “Amazing senior season. No one actually expected us to make it this far, but we had a very hardworking team.  The Postseason playoff run was exciting and something I’d never forget.  The most memorable game in the playoff run was when we defeated Romulus to make it to the Final Four.  So many positive emotions from the squad really showed how hard we worked.  Unfortunately, we did not complete our goals of winning a State Title, but we did make history.”

What will you look to add to the John Carroll program?

Spencer: “I look to bring intensity to JCU, offensively and defensively.  I look to help change the culture up there.”

Who would you like to thank the most for getting you to where you are today?

Spencer: “Well first and for most I thank God for giving me the opportunity to continue to play. I thank my parents, team, coaching staff at UDJ, and my trainer Devon Knight. I also thank my Grandmother.  She wanted me to go there but was unable to tell me because she recently passed away.  Fortunately she told my uncle and my mother and that helped me make my final decision!”

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