Hometown: Orlando, FL
The “Court General” for the Bucs this season ... Tri-captain along with Otis White and Amadou Fall ... Will start at point guard for the fourth straight year ... Has the ability to make everyone around him better with his great court vision ... Over his three years, he has started every game for Barry ... Expected to use outstanding conference tournament and summer Pharmed championship to spring board into a great senior season ... Enters this season much stronger and quicker ... Currently ranks second in assists all-time at Barry with 453, just 27 short of Nelson Fonseca’s school record of 480.
JUNIOR (2005-06): Started all 30 games and has started 90 straight games since joining the squad in his freshman year ... Led the Buccaneers to the championship game of the Sunshine State Conference Tournament ... Earned All-Tournament Team honors after leading the Bucs with 16.7 points per game and 4.7 assists per game in the tournament ... Played all 45 minutes in championship game versus Rollins, leading the team with 18 points ... For the season, averaged 8.4 points and 5.4 assists per game ... Ranked second in the SSC in assists behind Player of the Year Mark Borders of Tampa ... Was also second (behind Lynn’s Andrew Smith) in assist/turnover ratio at 2.55 ... Set a career-high with 19 points at Eckerd on Jan. 25 ... Tied career-high with 12 assists against Nova Southeastern on Feb. 22 ... Named the team’s Co-MVP along with Amadou Fall.
SOPHOMORE (2004-05): Started all 32 games for the Buccaneers ... Led the Sunshine State Conference with a 2.53 assist/turnover ratio ... Led the squad and was third in the SSC with 5.06 assists per game ... His 162 assists marked Barry’s second-best season performance ... Ranked first for the Bucs and eighth in the conference with 1.56 steals per game ... Averaged 4.9 points and 2.9 rebounds ... Notched a double-double with 12 assists and 12 points against Florida Gulf Coast ... Scored in double figures in four contests and dished double-digit assists on three occasions.
FRESHMAN (2003-04): Named to the Sunshine State Conference All-Freshman Team ... Led the squad in field goal percentage (50.4), three-point percentage (42.0) and free throw percentage (75.0) ... Paced the team and was fourth in the conference with 128 assists ... Led the Bucs and ranked sixth in the SSC with 1.4 steals per outing ... Boasted the third-highest free throw percentage in the conference (.750) ... Was third on the team with 7.6 points per game and fourth in rebounds with 3.2 per outing ... Led the Bucs in assists in 22 games and steals in 12 ... Represented Barry at the 2004 NCAA Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla.
HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year letterman at Orlando Boone High ... Led the Braves to a 25-6 record as a senior averaging 12 points, six assists, four rebounds and three steals ... Set a school record for most three-pointers in a game shooting seven of 11 from beyond the arc as a sophomore ... Appeared in two state finals, finishing runner-up both times ... Named All-State Honorable Mention and Third-Team All-County as a junior ... Member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Son of Mike and Rosemary Saunders ... Has a older sister Lauren and younger sister Adrienne ... Business management major ... Serves as the men’s basketball representative on Barry’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee ... Piloted Barry’s entry in the Pharmed Summer League to the championship.