|Born||August 27, 1985|
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school||Orange (Orange, California)|
|College||UC Irvine (2004–2008)|
|NBA draft||2008 / Undrafted|
|2012||Rayos de Hermosillo|
|2012–2013||Étoile de Charleville-Mézières|
|2013||Rayos de Hermosillo|
|2013–2015||Shinshu Brave Warriors|
|2015||Iwate Big Bulls|
|2015–2019||Club Ferro Carril Oeste|
|Career highlights and awards|
Patrick Elliot Sanders (born August 27, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Club Ferro Carril Oeste of the Argentine Liga Nacional de Básquet. He played college basketball for UC-Irvine.
Sanders arrived at UC-Irvine after averaging 17 points and 12 rebounds per game in high school. His freshman year saw him receive minimal playing time, with Sanders averaging 1.7 points and 1.6 rebounds per game. As a sophomore, he broke into the starting lineup in the second part of the year. He went to start 19 of the final 20 games for the Anteaters.
As a junior, he led the Anteaters in scoring and was named honorable mention All-Big West Conference for an effort that saw him average 11.9 points and 1.6 blocks (ranking second in the league) per game. As a senior, he was named first-team All-Big West after leading the Anteaters with 15.8 points per game. He finished sixth in the conference in scoring, third in three-point field goal percentage, sixth in field-goal percentage, and seventh in free-throw percentage.
In Big West conference play, Sanders ranked fourth in scoring at 17.8 points per game, seventh in field goal percentage shooting at .486, fourth in free throw percentage at .861, and sixth in three-point percentage at .463.
After going undrafted in the 2008 NBA draft, Sanders joined the Sacramento Kings for the 2008 NBA Summer League. He later joined the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League in November 2008, where he spent the 2008–09 season until being waived by the Energy on March 23, 2009 due to injury. In 41 games for the Energy (36 starts), he averaged 13.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. On January 22, 2009, Sanders scored 43 points in the Energy's 142–140 double overtime win over the Dakota Wizards.
The injury kept him out of action for 10 months, signing with Amsterdam Basketball Club in January 2010 for the rest of the 2009–10 season. In 20 games for Amsterdam, he averaged 14.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.1 blocks per game.
On July 30, 2010, Sanders signed a one-year deal with VEF Rīga of the Latvian Basketball League. He later parted ways with the club in mid-November after appearing in 11 games. On November 25, he signed with the Sydney Kings for the rest of the 2010–11 NBL season. In 21 games for the Kings, he averaged 13.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game.
On January 12, 2012, Sanders was acquired by the Dakota Wizards of the NBA Development League, only to be waived by the team 10 days later after appearing in five games. He later joined Rayos de Hermosillo for the 2012 CIBACOPA season. In 53 games for Hermosillo, he averaged 19.0 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game, helping the team win their first league championship.
In August 2012, Sanders signed with Étoile de Charleville-Mézières of France for the 2012–13 season. In February 2013, he left Charleville-Mézières and returned to Mexico where he re-joined Rayos de Hermosillo. In 21 games for the French club, he averaged 17.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. He went on to help Hermosillo win back-to-back championships in 2013 with averages of 14.9 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 46 games.
Sanders joined the Shinshu Brave Warriors of the Japanese bj league for the 2013–14 season, averaging 18.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 54 games. He returned to Shinshu for the 2014–15 season, again averaging impressive numbers with 18.9 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.1 steals in 48 games.
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- "UC-Irvine player profile". UCIrvineSports.com. University of California. Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2009-03-10.
- "Patrick Sanders Named First Team All-Big West". UCIrvineSports.com. University of California. Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2009-03-10.
- "Big West Men's Basketball Leaders". Bigwest.org. NCAA. Retrieved 2008-06-26.
- "2008-09 Transactions". Archived from the original on 2015-12-19. Retrieved 2015-11-02.
- Patrick Sanders D-League Stats
- Energy Outlast Wizards in 2OT as Sanders Scores 43
- ShamSports.com: Patrick Sanders player profile
- ABC Amsterdam lands Patrick Sanders
- VEF Riga signs Patrick Sanders
- Sanders crowned as Kings' new import
- Player statistics for Patrick Sanders
- Etoile Charleville : Reprise de l'entraînement (in French)
- Patrick Sanders departs Charleville
- Patrick Sanders (ex Shinshu BW) agreed terms with Ferrocarril Oeste Capital Federal