Saxby Sunderland is a 6’ 4″ point guard in the class of 2022. The rising senior has seen his recruitment pick up quite a bit this past year, and has drawn offers and interests from a number of programs, including some power conference programs.
Recently, we had the opportunity to ask him some questions about his recruitment and his game.
What schools would you say are recruiting you the hardest right now?
Sunderland: “A lot of schools have hit me after the live period and I would say the majority of the schools recruiting me right now are recruiting me pretty hard.”
What are some newer teams showing interest that haven’t offered yet?
Sunderland: “Georgetown, DePaul, Marquette, Charlotte, UNC Wilmington, Belmont, Furman, Xavier, and James Madison.”
What visits (official or unofficial) do you currently have scheduled?
Sunderland: “My next one is tomorrow with George Washington (unofficial) and I plan on planning a bunch more, just haven’t set out the dates yet.”
What players do you look up to or model your game after?
Sunderland: “I try to be different and be my own player, but players I take some from are Damian Lillard, Derrick Rose, and Ja Morant.”
What are some schools that haven’t reached out yet that you would like to hear from in the future?
Sunderland: “I’m open to all schools right now, I don’t have a favored college over others. I’m open to hearing from any coaches that believe in me.”
How would you describe your game to someone who hasn’t seen you play before?
Sunderland: “A playmaker, very creative and very crafty, can score whenever they want from anywhere but also am able to find my teammates at a high level.”
Are there any players that you might want to team up with in college in the future?
Sunderland: “Not really anybody specific, I feel like my game will translate well with anyone.”
Last question: When do you plan on cutting your list/committing?
Sunderland: “I don’t really have a timeline at the moment.”
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