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Shelomi Sanders Transfers Back to an HBCU

Shelomi Sanders, daughter of former Jackson State head coach Deion Sanders, is heading back to an HBCU to play basketball after entering the transfer portal from the University of Colorado earlier this month. Sanders announced via her YouTube page that she would attend Alabama A&M University to play for the new Bulldog WBB head coach Dawn Thornton. 

The vlog-style video shows Shelomi Sanders during her recruiting visit to Alabama A&M. She checks out the gym, weight room, and locker room where her locker already has her nameplate and her number 22 jersey hanging inside.

About 14 minutes into the video, Shelomi talks to the camera to make her commitment official.

“So yea I was kinda spotty with the recording…” Shelomi says in the YouTube video titled I’M TAKING MY TALENTS TO…..😱, “but I was just enjoying the moment, because… I’m a Bulldog!”

“I had a good time, y’all can see I committed, and we finna tee up!” she says excitedly.

Shelomi Sanders started her college basketball career at the same place her father, Deion Sanders began his college football coaching career, signing with Jackson State University while her father and brothers were still in Jackson in April 2022.

Coming out of high school she was named first-team All-District for District 10 6A in Texas at Rockwall-Heath High School in Rockwell, Texas after averaging 16 points, six rebounds, and three steals as a Senior.

After appearing in only two games for Jackson State during her Freshman season in 2022-2023, She transferred to the University of Colorado, where she would again joined her father and brothers, this time in Boulder, Colorado.

As a member of the Buffalo WBB squad this past season, Shelomi Sanders played 11 minutes in five games as a redshirt freshman, recording three points, three rebounds, and a steal.

With Shelomi Sanders back in HBCU basketball at Alabama A&M for the beginning of the Dawn Thornton era in Huntsville. Alabama A&M women’s basketball now has all eyes on the Bulldogs looking ahead to the 2024-2025 season, especially with Tomeka Reed making her departure from Jackson State to become the new head coach at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Shelomi Sanders Transfers Back to an HBCU

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