'15 PG Corey Sanders becoming leader (w/video

'15 PG Corey Sanders becoming leader (w/video

In town for Under Armour bowl practices, GBW checked in on 2015 McKeel Academy (FL) point guard Corey Sanders last week. Sanders, a tall, athletic floor general, went for a double-double in a victory for his team.

LAKELAND, Fla. -- The responsibility that rests on the shoulders of a point guard is measured in more than the numbers that appear in a box score.

McKeel (Fla.) Academy sophomore point guard Corey Sanders is learning the finer points of the quarterback position on the basketball floor – it's no small task trying to be the leader of a team with upperclassmen.

But he's adjusting.

"It was tough at first cause coach is always on me like ‘do this, do that' -- tell them what to do," Sanders told GoBlueWolverine. "They don't like listening to the young person. I just try to work with everybody and I just try to build everybody up as a point guard."

"I feel its coming together good. I'm putting up good numbers. I've been trying to get my assists up -- getting more assists and getting my teammates involved."

In a recent 84-74 win over Lake Gibson, Sanders tallied 18 points and 11 assists, doing the majority of his work off the high pick and roll game, weaving and carving his way between defenders in the paint.

"I felt good," said Sanders afterwards. "We had a week off so I just felt like we should come back strong and get another win. I don't feel we played together as a unit so that's something we got to work on tomorrow and come back harder -- and get prepared -- for the teams down the road."

Sanders strong sophomore campaign has several colleges expressing interest in the 6'2, 175 pound floor leader who currently holds three offers from James Madison, Georgia Southern and Ryder University, along with heavy interest from George Mason, UCF, USF, Stanford and Miami.

Another school in contact with Sanders AAU coach is Michigan, which has interest in small forward teammate Dwayne Bacon as well. And the Wolverines have an offensive philosophy that peaks Sanders interest.

"It looks like it's kind of based around the point guard," said Sanders. "I like point guard based teams cause I'm a point guard. I like to control things sometimes. I like their system a lot."

Still a long ways to go in his recruitment, Sanders could see himself going north if the opportunity is to present itself.

"They'll definitely stand a chance because I'd love to go up there and play," Sanders said. "Just for the system they got. It's far away but I'd have visits home – it's basketball."

To watch the full video interview with Sanders, including highlights, press play below.



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