Jabari Saunders
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Position: Assistant Coach
Years Coached: 1st Season

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.

Roster for 2010-11 Men's Basketball Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
3Nick HastingsJRG6-1185Joliet, Ill.Joliet Catholic
4Ludwig IcevskiFRPG6-0165Naperville, Ill.Neuqua Valley
5Modestas MasiulionisFRG6-4190Lemont, Ill.Lemont Township
10Marco SamimySRG6-4180Chicago, Ill.CICS-Northtown Academy
13Roosevelt GreenSOPG5-9175Markham, Ill.Tinley Park
20Munir SmithFRG6-3190Mooseheart, Ill.Mooseheart
24Ed GilgenbachJRPG6-3175Fond du Lac, Wis.Fond du Lac
25Brad KarpFRG6-4205Valparaiso, Ind.Valparaiso
30Mark PetersFRF6-6190Aurora, Ill.Marmion Academy
31DeVon ChandlerSRPG6-1180Collinsville, Ill.Collinsville
34Scott TaloffSOF6-7200Bedford Park, Ill.St. Laurence
40Austin KubitSOF6-6200LaPorte, Ind.New Prairie
41Zach OpheimJRF6-5200Rockford, Ill.Boylan Catholic
42Phil RiggsJRF6-6195Rockford, Ill.Boylan Catholic
43Brian SherwoodJRF6-7225Oak Forest, Ill.Judson University/Oak Forest
44Mike LandstromFRF6-8230Oak Lawn, Ill.Marist
54Matthew KileySOF6-9225Corunna, Mich.Saginaw Valley State/Corunna
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