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James Sanders Twiggy

Commissioner

Global Professional Basketball League

Global Professional Basketball League

Background Information

Employment History

Assistant Men's Basketball Coach
Shaw University

Assistant Coach
Morris Brown College

Head Coach
American Basketball Association , Inc.

Head Coach
The United States Basketball League , Inc.

Head Basketball Coach
Bonner Academy

Affiliations

Member
Harlem Globetrotters

Education



Johnson C. Smith University

bachelor of science
physical education

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James "Twiggy" Sanders - Commissioner


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James Sanders

The Male Mentoring Program at Vance-Granville Community College is bringing in former Harlem Globetrotter James "Twiggy" Sanders to speak to students, faculty, staff and the community.
Sanders is scheduled to speak first in the multi-purpose room at the college's Franklin County campus near Louisburg on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 10:30 a.m. Then, he will speak in the Civic Center on the college's main campus in Vance County at 1 p.m. the same day. Both presentations are free and open to the public.
On the heels of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Sanders will encourage students to fulfill Dr. King's dream by continuing their education in order to create better lives for themselves and their communities.
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A native of Raleigh, Sanders was a standout at Ligon High School, where he was all-conference, all-state and all-American in 1970, and was also named the Wake County Player of the Year. He continued his education and basketball career at Johnson C. Smith University, earning a spot on the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association All-Tournament team his junior and senior year. He received his bachelor of science in physical education in 1974. Nicknamed "Twiggy" for his lean build, Sanders played with the Globetrotters from 1974 until 1991. Living up to the Globetrotter name, Sanders traveled more than 75,000 miles to more 100 countries on six continents.
Following his Globetrotter career, Sanders continued to be involved in the game he loved as a coach. He has coached at Bonner Academy in Raleigh; Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia; the Raleigh Cougars of the United States Basketball League; and with the American Basketball Association's Maryland Nighthawks, a team that he guided to the semi-finals in the 2004-2005 season. Sanders was also an assistant men's basketball coach at Shaw University, three blocks from where he grew up in Raleigh.
He was the 27th person in the Globetrotters' history to be honored by the team as a "Legend," joining the ranks of other showmen like Reece "Goose" Tatum, Hubert "Geese" Ausbie and "Sweet" Lou Dunbar.


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The Male Mentoring Program at Vance-Granville Community College is bringing former Harlem Globetrotter James "Twiggy" Sanders to speak to students, faculty, staff and the community.
Sanders is scheduled to speak first in the multi-purpose room at VGCC's Franklin County Campus near Louisburg on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 10:30 a.m. Then, he will speak in the Civic Center on the college's Main Campus in Vance County at 1 p.m. that day. Both presentations are free and open to the public.
Coming right on the heels of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, Sanders will encourage students to fulfill Dr. King's dream by continuing their education in order to create better lives for themselves and their communities.
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A native of Raleigh, Sanders was a standout at Ligon High School, where he was all-conference, all-state and All-American in 1970, and was also named the Wake County Player of the Year. He continued his education and basketball career at Johnson C. Smith University, earning a spot on the CIAA All-Tournament team his junior and senior year. He received his B.S. in Physical Education in 1974. Nicknamed "Twiggy" for his lean build, Sanders played with the Globetrotters from 1974 until 1991. Living up to the Globetrotter name, Sanders traveled more than 75,000 miles to over 100 countries on six continents.
Following his Globetrotter career, Sanders continued to be involved in the game he loved, but this time as a coach. He has coached at Bonner Academy in Raleigh, Morris Brown College in Atlanta, the Raleigh Cougars of the United States Basketball League, and with the ABA's Maryland Nighthawks, a team that he guided to the semi-finals in the 2004-05 season. Sanders was also an assistant men's basketball coach at Shaw University, three blocks from where he grew up in Raleigh.
Sanders was the 27th person in the Globetrotters' history to be honored by the team as a "Legend," joining the ranks of other Showmen like Reece "Goose" Tatum, Hubert "Geese" Ausbie and "Sweet" Lou Dunbar.


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James "Twiggy" Sanders - Commissioner

James "Twiggy" Sanders was born in Raleigh, North Carolina. He played basketball at Ligon High School where he earned All-Conference, All-State and All-American honors.
Sanders went on to star at Johnson C. Smith University. He was voted to the CIAA All-Tournament team in 1973 and 1974. He received his B.S. in Physical Education in 1974.
Sanders later gained fame in 1974 when he became a member of the Harlem Globetrotters. "Twiggy" played for the Globetrotters for 17 years becoming one of the most admired showmen in basketball. He retired from the team in 1991.
Following his Globetrotter career, Sanders continued to be involved in the game he loved, but this time as a coach. He has coached at Bonner Academy in Raleigh, Morris Brown College in Atlanta, the Raleigh Cougars of the United States Basketball League, and with the ABA's Maryland Nighthawks, a team that he guided to the semi-finals in the 2004-05 season. Sander's was also an assistant men's basketball coach at Shaw University, three blocks from where he grew up in Raleigh.
In 2004 Sanders became the first head coach of the American Basketball Association expansion team the Maryland Nighthawks.


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Shaw assistant men's basketball coach James "Twiggy" Sanders has become the first head basketball coach of the American Basketball Association team the Maryland Nighthawks.

A native of Raleigh, where he grew up just three blocks from Shaw, he played at Ligon High School where he was all-conference, all-state and All-American and was named Wake County Player of the Year in 1970.
Sanders went on to star at Johnson C. Smith University.He was voted to the CIAA All-Tournament team in 1973 and 1974.He received his B.S. in Physical Education in 1974.After graduation, he became a star player with The Harlem Globe Trotters from 1974-91, playing basketball in over 101 countries spanning six continents.
Sanders has coached on all-three levels.He was head basketball coach at Bonner Academy in Raleigh and also was head coach for two years with the Raleigh Cougars of the United State Basketball League (USBL).He was also an assistant coach for two years at Morris Brown.

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