Saunders begins his first year with the Saint Xavier University men's basketball program. The two-time NAIA Second Team All-American (2005 & 2006) had a sensational playing career for the Cougars from 2002-06 and led the entire nation in field goal percentage during his junior year with a 72.7 clip (200 for 275). After graduating from SXU in 2006, Saunders played professional basketball for FIBA (International Basketball Federation) in Europe until August 2009.
Saunders received his degree in liberal studies from Saint Xavier. In addition to his coaching duties, he also teaches at Troy Middle School in Shorewood, Ill. Saunders currently resides in Plainfield, Ill.