Sanders suspended from Stanford men's basketball


Stanford senior guard Christian Sanders has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules, Cardinal men's basketball coach Johnny Dawkins announced Thursday.

The 6-foot-5 point guard has started 24 of Stanford's 27 games this season. He has averaged 4.3 points and a team-best 2.6 assists per game this season.

Christian Sanders
Sanders made the trip with the Cardinal and will sit on the bench in street clothes.

A Houston native, Sanders posted a career-best 10 assists in the win over No. 11 Oregon and scored a career-high 23 in the victory over Green Bay on Nov. 13 in the 2015-16 season opener.

"As a member of the Stanford men's basketball program, our student-athletes are held to a certain standard," Dawkins said. "It is a privilege to represent Stanford University. We must hold Christian accountable for not meeting his obligation to our program."

Stanford (15-12, 8-8 Pac-12) closes the regular-season schedule at Arizona State on Thursday (March 3) at 8 p.m. PT, and at No. 18 Arizona on Saturday (March 5) at 1 p.m. PT.

— Stanford Athletics


12 people like this
Posted by Nancy
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Mar 3, 2016 at 1:35 pm

Stanford basketball...if a tree falls in the forest...

5 people like this
Posted by Question
a resident of Barron Park
on Mar 3, 2016 at 4:43 pm

Wuddy do?

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Posted by Egregious
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 3, 2016 at 5:54 pm

Must've done something awful to be suspended indefinitely!

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Posted by Mattie
a resident of Downtown North
on Mar 3, 2016 at 9:17 pm

Nancy has the perfect comment for this article that tells us something and nothing. A+++ Nancy! We have indeed heard that something has been heard... by someone (presumably) with a capacity for hearing. Please do let us know, Palo Alto Online, about what might have actually happened here.

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Posted by Donald
a resident of Los Altos Hills
on Mar 3, 2016 at 9:36 pm

Probably smoked a little (medicinal) weed.

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Posted by Wild Dave
a resident of another community
on Mar 4, 2016 at 2:52 pm

It’s going to be a blood bath in McKale tomorrow!

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Posted by DawkBaby
a resident of Stanford
on Mar 7, 2016 at 10:17 am

One minute late for an optional morning practice . . . Dawkins is done.

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