Minnesota standout signs to play basketball at Northeast

by amandab  6/17/2017 12:00:00 PM -- 

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - A standout player from Minnesota has signed to play basketball at Northeast Community College this fall. Jaquan Sanders-Smith, of Minneapolis North High School in Minneapolis, MN, will join the Hawks for the 2017-18 season.

A 6’3” guard, Sanders-Smith helped lead Minneapolis North to a Class 1A State Championship this year. He averaged 18 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game in the state tournament.

“Jaquan is coming off a great year,” said Dan Anderson, Northeast coach. “His scoring ability is very impressive, but what caught my eye is how tough he is and how great of a defender he is. Jaquan will be able to guard anyone full court. He is going to set the tone on the defensive side from the start.”

Sanders-Smith is one of three signees this season from Minnesota, where Anderson said his program has seen considerable recruiting success.

“It brings me happiness to know when we go up to Minnesota to recruit, people know about our program and know how successful we are. They also know we run a clean, hard-nosed program.”

The Hawks’ season is set to begin November 1.

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