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Rakim Sanders


A strong forward, a good defender and rebounder and a solid scorer

Rakim Sanders was born on 8 July 1989, and signed with FC Barcelona in the summer of 2017 after playing at EA7 Emporio Armani Milan. Sanders developed in the United States but began his pro career in Israel, where he signed for Maccabi and played on loan at Hapoel Gilboa. The small forwars has always played in Europe, with clubs like Brose Baskets (2013/14), Dinamo Sassari (2014/15), and Emporio Armani, where Sanders won the 2016 Italian League, and the 2016 and 2017 Italian Cup. In his final season in Italy, Sanders averaged 12.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game in the Euroleague.

Technical profile

Sanders is an athletic and physically strong small forward, who plays good defense characterized by his intensity and rebounding skills. He can also score. The American has a good three-point percentage and knows how to move around under the basket. A well-rounded player with tons of energy, Sanders is an asset wherever he plays.


With FCB
Titles Amount Seasons
Copa del Rey 1 2017/18
Catalan league 1 2017/18
Titles Amount Seasons
Italian League 2 2014-15 - 2015-16
Italian Cup 3 2014-15 - 2015-16 - 2016-17
Italian Super Cup 2 2014-15 - 2016-17