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Panellinios tabs Melvin Sanders
Jul 20, 2007
by Vassilis Skountis, Athens
Panellinios announced its fifth new signing for the coming season, adding shooting guard Melvin Sanders. Sanders (26, 196) arrives from Pau-Orthez in France, which he joined midway through last season and averaged 10.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 10 Euroleague games. He also helped Pau finish the season by winning the French Cup. Sanders spent time with the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA before that, averaging 2.6 points and 1.4 rebounds in 7.1 minutes over 16 games. Sanders has also had stints with Varese in Italy and Telindus Ostende in Belgium since finishing his college career at Oklahoma State University, where he averaged 12.9 points, 4.8 boards and 1.6 assists in his senior season.