42 - Michael Sands
Michael Sands
Height: 6-7
Weight: 230
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Franklin Square, NY
High School: Carey
Position: F

Notes: 2010-11 Yale captain… Leading returning scorer and rebounder.

2009-10: Honorable mention All-Ivy selection… Finished fourth in the Ivy League in rebounding (6.1 rpg.) and sixth in field goal percentage (.493)… One of only two players to start all 31 games… Second on the team in scoring (10.8 ppg.)… Improved his scoring average by more than seven points (3.3 ppg. to 10.8 ppg.) from his sophomore year... Reached double figures in scoring in 21 games… Led team in scoring six times and led team in rebounding 10 times… Posted back-to-back double-doubles on the Dartmouth (11 points, 11 rebounds) and Harvard (11 points, 10 rebounds) road trip… Scored 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field in home win over Dartmouth… Scored 15 points playing in front of numerous family and friends at Hofstra in victory over Elon.

2008-09: Finished fourth on the team in rebounding (3.2 rpg.)… Appeared in a career-high 24 games off the bench… Scored 10 points and grabbed five rebounds at home against Penn... Had eight rebounds in season opener against Stanford… Also had eight rebounds at Bryant… Scored six points and pulled down seven rebounds in home win over Brown.

2007-08: Appeared in 21 games off the bench... Top performance came against Oberlin when he scored nine points and grabbed eight rebounds in 20 minutes... Played 18 minutes at home against Dartmouth and had eight points and four rebounds... Scored his first career point against UMass... Had five points in five minutes at UCLA.

Before Yale: Averaged 28 points and 15 rebounds as a senior at Carey High School... Named the conference and Nassau County Player of the Year... Earned all-state honors and was a three-time all-county selection... Second in school history with 1,234 career points and has the top-two scoring (41, 40) single games in school history and the first and second most rebounds (27, 23) in a game... Carey won the 2007 conference championship... A member of the Long Island Lightning AAU team which finished sixth at nationals in 2005.

Personal: A black belt in karate… Political science major.

Year gp-gs fg-fga pct  3fg-3fga pct  ft-fta pct  rpg  pts ppg  ast stl

2007-08

21-0 13-26 .500  0-1  .000  19-28 .679  1.3 45 2.1 5 1
2008-09 24-0 27-65 .415 0-1 .000 25-36 .694 3.2 79 3.3 12 1
2009-10 31-31 110-223 .493 1-6 .167 113-153 .739 6.1 334 10.8 31 13
Career 76-31 150-314 .477 1-8 .125 157-217 .724 3.8 458 6.0 48 15

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