Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 196 lbs
Hometown: Lexington, KY
High School: Lexington Catholic
Sanford made an immediate impact for the Flyers during the 2012-13 season after transferring from Georgetown. Sanford showed that he is capable of playing multiple positions in the Flyer backcourt. Sanford played much of the season as the shooting guard, but had to play some point guard as back-up point guard Khari Price was forced to miss six games due to injury.
Sanford’s ability to drive in the lane and shoot the ball from the outside were keys for the Flyers’ success during the 2012-13 season. Sanford was able to shoot 52.2% (105-of-201) on shots inside the three-point line and 33.3% (34-of-102) on shots from beyond the arc. He also shot 82.1% (69-of-84) from the foul line.
Sanford is one of three returning starters for the 2012-13 season and is the Flyers’ top returning scorer at 12.3 points per game. He is the only returning starter that started in all 31 of the Flyers’ games as he averaged 29.1 minutes per game.
Sanford scored in double-figures in 23 of the team’s 31 games during the 2012-13 season. Prior to transferring to Dayton, Sanford had scored in double-figures just once at Georgetown.
In retrospect, this past season was the first time that Sanford had seen meaningful minutes. The Flyers are hoping that with one season of meaningful minutes already under his belt, Sanford will play even better during his senior season in 2013-14.
Vee Sanford was inserted into the starting line-up for all 31 of the Flyers’ games during the 2012-13 season after transferring from Georgetown. Sanford was the Flyers’ second leading scorer at 12.3 points per game. He ranked 23rd in the Atlantic 10 in scoring and 11th in the conference in free throw percentage as he connected at a .821 clip. Sanford also ranked second on the team in minutes played (29.1 mpg) and assists (2.3 apg). Overall, Sanford played 903 minutes, scored 381 points and dished out 70 assists during the 2012-13 season.
Vee Sanford was named the team’s recipient of the Uhl Family Endowed Scholarship. It is given annually to the UD player who best exemplifies the qualities of good sportsmanship and character, and follows the University’s creed of “Learn, Lead and Serve” on and off the court.
Sanford started his Dayton career with 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting against Arkansas State in the team’s opener. He scored 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting against Manhattan. Sanford scored 13 points on 4-of-9 shooting in the victory at Alabama.
In a pivotal non-conference match-up against Murray State, Sanford scored a career-high 23 points, grabbed six rebounds, dished out three assists and had three steals. Against UAB, Sanford netted 19 points on 5-of-7 shooting from beyond the arc and pulled down five rebounds.
Against Fordham, Sanford drained 4-of-6 threes en route to 19 points and tied a career-high with six assists. At Xavier, he tallied 16 points on 8-of-13 shooting.
In the match-up vs. Temple, Sanford scored 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting and hauled in four rebounds. At UMass, he tallied 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting and dished out four assists.
Sanford scored 14 points on 4-of-7 shooting and had four assists against St. Bonaventure. He played a career-high 37 minutes at George Washington and tallied 18 points on 6-of-11 shooting and pulled down five rebounds.
Sanford sat out the 2011-2012 season due to NCAA transfer rules.
At Georgetown, Sanford played in 27 games in both his freshman and sophomore years. Averaging 6.6 minutes a game this past season, he averaged 2.4 points per game, and shot .522 (24-46) from the field, .600 (12-20) from three-point range and 1.000 (6-6 from the line). As a freshman, he averaged 1.2 points a game, but got to the line 17 times, making 14 freebies.
Played the final two seasons of his high school career at Lexington Catholic High School for coach Brandon Salsman. As a senior, Sanford averaged 22.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 2.4 assists a game and was selected First Team All-Kentucky by the Louisville Courier-Journal, Associated Press, and the Lexington Herald Leader. He led Lexington Cath to a 26-8 record, a #9 ranking in the state of Kentucky and a berth in the Kentucky Elite 8, where he was named to the All-Tournament Team. A McDonald's All-American nominee, he was ranked 30th nationally by Scout.com for point guards.
As a junior, he averaged 13.6 points, 4.0 steals, 6.4 assists and 4.2 rebounds a game, and helped lead the Knights to a 34-4 record, a #1 ranking in the state and a Final Four appearance in the Kentucky State tournament. He was selected to the state All-Tournament Team, as well as Third Team All-State by the Courier Journal.
As a sophomore, Sanford averaged 14.1 points a game at Lexington Lafayette High School.
Sanford completed his high school career by playing in the Kentucky/Indiana All-Stars Basketball Classic.
Son of: Vincent and Angela Sanford
Siblings: Nataliah (18)
Birthday: December 5, 1990
High School Coach: Brandon Salsman
AAU TEAM: Shining Stars
Full name is Vincent Laron Sanford II ... The son of Vincent and Angela Sanford ... Has a sister, Nataliah ... His father played basketball for three seasons at the University of South Florida.
Dayton Career Statistics
Dayton Career Highs
Points: 23, Murray State (12/22/12)
Rebounds: 8, vs. Boston College (11/16/12)
Assists: 6, vs. Boston College (11/16/12); Fordham (1/23/13)
Steals: 4, at Massachusetts (2/23/13)
Blocks: 2, Florida Atlantic (12/15/12)
FGs Made: 8, at Xavier (1/30/13)
FT Made: 7, Murray State (12/22/12)
Minutes: 37, at George Washington (3/9/13)
Chuck Grigsby (195-52), Garry Roggenburk (1960-62), Bob Sullivan (1962-64), Wayne Taubken (1964-65), Glinder Torain (1965-68), Don Bernard (1968-69), John Bitter (1970-73), Erv Giddings (1974-77), Willie Johnson (1978-79), Marko Pikaar (1992-96)