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Ex-Idaho standout Victor Sanders to play for Denver Nuggets in NBA summer league

UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018

Idaho guard Victor Sanders takes it to the hoop against Eastern Washington’s Jack Perry on Jan. 12, 2018 in Cheney, Wash. Sanders will play for the Denver Nuggets’ summer-league team in Las Vegas starting on July 6. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Idaho guard Victor Sanders takes it to the hoop against Eastern Washington’s Jack Perry on Jan. 12, 2018 in Cheney, Wash. Sanders will play for the Denver Nuggets’ summer-league team in Las Vegas starting on July 6. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Victor Sanders, who finished his collegiate basketball career as Idaho’s second-leading scorer all-time, has signed with the Denver Nuggets’ NBA summer-league team.

An electrifying ball handler and deadly long range shooter, Sanders scored 1,804 points in his Vandals career. His 272 three-pointers are also second all-time at Idaho, and his 440 free throws are the most ever by a Vandals player.

This past season, Sanders was Idaho’s leading scorer at 19 points per game. He was a second-team All-Big Sky selection as well as a second team All-NABC All-District 6 pick.

Sanders was key to Idaho compiling a 22-9 season record and earning the number two seed to the Big Sky Conference tournament.

Games begin July 6 in Las Vegas with the Nuggets facing the Minnesota Timberwolves at 8 p.m. Denver plays the Boston Celtics the following day, also at 8 p.m. Those games will be broadcast on NBA TV.

The opening round concludes July 9 at 6 p.m. when the Nuggets play the Milwaukee Bucks live on ESPNU. The league tournament starts July 11.

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