Today we are excited to announce Levell Sanders of BJ JIP Pardubice to our Scorers 1st Showcase 2018 coaching staff in Las Vegas this upcoming July.
After playing collegiate basketball at Seton Hall Levell Sanders went on to have a long and successful pro career in Europe and is now the Head-Coach for Pardubice in the top league of the Czech Republic. Sanders and his team are currently in the play-offs and we wish them all the best for the upcoming semi-finals.
“We are truly excited about Levell joining us in Las Vegas. The international reach and the experience our coaching staff has is great and will certainly help all players attending the Scorers 1st Showcase. Not only will they be seen by our top notch coaching staff of international pro coaches and many more team representatives and agents that will come through to network, scout and evaluate talent, they will also have the change to learn and connect with guys that have been where they want to go. ” says Scorers 1st CEO Gerrit Kersten-Thiele.
Below is a quick Q&A with Levell:
Q: This is your first time in Las Vegas for the Scorers 1st Showcase and the NBA Summer League – what’s the upside for a coach to see players live at the Scorers 1st Showcase and what are you looking forward to?
A: I think it’s always better to see players live. If I could I would prefer to see all players live. You get to see how they interact with teammates. You get to see their response to coaching. Much better to gauge how hard a player plays and you get a real live look at all the physical skills which might not be so obvious on film.
Q: What do you look for when you scout potential players for your pro team?
A: Of course skills, basketball IQ, being coachable, a good teammate and being able to play on both sides of the ball.
Q: Do you have any tips for players prior to the Scorers 1st Showcase?
A: I would encourage players to play the right way. I know a lot of times guys want to come out and score the ball but play the right way and coaches will notice.
Picture: Courtesy of Levell Sanders