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Nicholas Sanders, Barry Sanders son, joins Michigan State as a walk-on

Barry Sanders son is currently on the roster of a college basketball powerhouse.

Nicholas Sanders, the son of the Hall of Fame running back, is joining the Michigan State mens basketball team as a freshman walk-on.

Barry Sanders son Nicholas is on the Michigan State men's basketball team's roster as a walk-on.
Barry Sanders son Nicholas is on the Michigan State mens basketball teams roster as a walk-on.
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The Spartans 2022-23 roster, that was released Friday, demonstrates Nicholas, a guard, will undoubtedly be wearing the No. 20 exactly the same one his father donned during his legendary career with the Detroit Lions.

Nicholas, listed as a 5-foot-9, 170 pounds, didnt wear his dads number while attending Detroit Country Day School. He opted instead for No. 23, among Michael Jordans numbers during his Hall of Fame NBA career.

While Nicholas was considering his college options, Barry Sanders came out come early july at an a Spartans basketball practice, where he talked with the team.

Nicholas isnt the initial Sanders son to play for a large college program. Sanders oldest son, Barry J. Sanders, played college football for Stanford (2012-15) and Oklahoma State (2016), his fathers alma mater.

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