Sanders signs with Southeastern Bible to play college hoops

Published 11:00 am Saturday, May 28, 2022

It doesn’t take many viewings to know that Brookhaven High senior center Anthony Sanders has plenty of basketball left in his future. The lithe, 6-foot-7, 170-pound Sanders is continuing to grow upwards and fill-out as a physical work-in-progress.

The coaching staff at Southeastern Baptist College in Laurel sees that potential in Sanders too and recently signed the now former Panther to a letter-of-intent for men’s basketball.

Sanders had his best season yet as a senior, where he averaged 6.5 points, 11.2 rebounds and 3.4 blocks per game for a BHS team that finished 16-11 in 2022.

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The SBC Chargers play in the National Christian College Athletic Association, also known as the NCCAA. Their schedule is dotted with teams from different levels and leagues all around the southern United States.

Last season SBC played junior college competition like Delgado Community College from New Orleans, NAIA teams such as Tougaloo College and Division I, II and III programs.

Southeastern Louisiana University, an NCAA Division I school, beat the Chargers 128-58 in Hammond.

SBC has continued to add new athletic teams over the last few years and now field programs in men’s basketball, women’s basketball, women’s volleyball, softball and baseball with plans to also soon add soccer to that roster.

First-year BHS basketball coach Charlton Gray says Sanders is the type of player that he wished he had more time to teach and coach on the court.

“He’s just a total team player,” said Gray. “Anthony is a very good athlete and he’s very coachable. I am super proud I had the opportunity to coach him.”