August 6, 2012

Former D3 Player of the Year Tyler Sanborn Joins H-SC Basketball Staff

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA – Hampden-Sydney Basketball Head Coach Dee Vick recently announced the addition of Tyler Sanborn to the coaching staff.

"We are thrilled to add Tyler to our basketball program.  Tyler is a great person and will fit in well with the Hampden-Sydney community," said Coach Vick. "He understands the competitiveness of the ODAC and knows what it takes to be a champion.  He entered the ODAC as a good player and worked incredibly hard to become the best player in all of Division III.  He will work closely with our front court players where I believe he will make a significant impact."

"I look forward to taking advantage of this great opportunity with the Hampden-Sydney basketball program.  Coach Vick and Coach Blunt are very experienced and well respected in the coaching community," said Coach Sanborn. " I can learn an immense amount from both of them as I start my coaching career.  I am excited to be able to work with a group of such talented, motivated, and tremendous young men.  I am delighted to be allowed the opportunity to become a member of such a wonderful and tight knit community at Hampden-Sydney College."

As a senior in 2010, Sanborn had one of the best individual seasons in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) history. He was tabbed the NCAA Division III Player of the Year by DIII News, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), and Basketball Times. He also earned D3Hoops.com First-Team All-American honors as a senior and Fourth-Team as a junior. He was honored as a First-Team All-ODAC player in 2009 and 2010 and was named the Kurt Axe Player of the Year in his final campaign.

He was a member of the Los Angeles Lakers Las Vegas NBA Summer League team in 2010 and played two years of professional basketball. During the 2010-11 season in Spain, he played 20 games with HNV Consmetal Navarra, averaging 6.1 points on 51% shooting along with 3.5 rebounds. He moved to Platja de Palma to averaged 11.9 points on 62.4% shooting, 8.0 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks in 15 games. In 2011-12, he played for Lievin Basket in France, averaging 11 points on 49.8% shooting, 8.1 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks in 34 games.

Sanborn is one of only six players to total 1,000 points and 1,000 career rebounds as he finished his career 16th at Guilford in points (1,398), fourth in rebounds (1,133), and third in blocks (200). He boasted a 57% career field goal percentage, including a 64.3% mark in 2010, while averaging 11.8 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks. He ranked third in the NCAA in rebounds per game as a junior (12.9) and senior (14.1) and was ninth in field goal percentage in 2010.

Hampden-Sydney posted a 19-8 record in the 2011-12 season along with an 11-5 mark in ODAC competition. The Tigers finished tied for third in the ODAC standings and reached the semi-finals of the ODAC Tournament.