Memorial athletes in action: Men's basketball
The following men's basketball players, both with Memorial high school ties, have scheduled action this week:
Christian Sanders, Stanford University
High school: St. Thomas High School
Friday, Jan. 25, versus University of Colorado
Sunday, Jan. 27, at University of Utah
About Sanders: Sanders is a freshman guard for Stanford University. He is a 2012 graduate of St. Thomas High School in Houston where he was listed as the No. 23-ranked shooting guard by Scout.com and No. 36-ranked shooting guard in ESPNU's 100 national rankings. Sanders ranked as a two-time first-team TAPPS All-State selection after he led St. Thomas High School to a TAPPS 5A State championship as a junior while averaging 16.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game. He also garnered district MVP honors along the way and was three-time all-district selection earning third-team all-state accolades as a freshman member of AAU squad Houston Defenders. Sanders is from Houston and is the son of Brad and Linda Sanders.
Joey Brooks, University of Notre Dame
High school: Strake Jesuit College Preparatory
Monday, Jan. 21, versus Georgetown University
Saturday, Jan. 26, at University of South Florida
About Brooks: Brooks played his senior year at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory in 2008-2009 where he was a three-year starter under head coach Wayne Jones. A three time captain, he finished his senior season as the second-leading scorer in the Greater Houston area. Brooks was also selected to play in the Capital Classic High School All-Star Game in Washington, D.C. and received all-conference honors three times in addition to being named all-city twice. He also earned all-state honors and all-region honors. Brooks is the son of Lott J. Brooks III and Denise Crawford.
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