Sanders returns to VCU to get degree

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - NBA players are finding lots of different things to do with all their free time during the lockout.  Some are playing hoops overseas, others are pursuing business ventures, and some, are just hanging out.

But Larry Sanders is using the most of his time while he can't go to work - he's gone back to school.

Sanders is back at VCU finishing up his sociology degree.  Sanders left for the NBA at the end of his junior season, and was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round.  Sanders could've been a member of the Final Four team last year, but he admitted Thursday that he does not regret leaving school early.

Sanders struggled during his rookie season in the NBA, averaging 4 points and 3 rebounds in 60 games.  Sanders says he was disappointed with his on-the-court performance, but he learned a lot, and Milwaukee extended his contract for a third year.

The Florida native had an opportunity to go overseas during the lockout, but he felt it more important to come back and finish his degree.  He's been working out with some of the current Rams, as well as his former teammate and Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Eric Maynor.

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