Junior college transfer Jonathan Sanks will join the Canisius College men’s basketball program. The guard who played last year at Spartanburg (S.C.) Methodist Junior College has two years of eligibility remaining.
A native of Warner Robins, Ga., the 6-foot-4 Sanks averaged 14.4 points and led his team with a 44.9 shooting percentage from three-point range. He originally signed his National Letter of Intent out of high school to play at Georgia Southern. After redshirting the 2014-15 season, he played in 19 games for the Eagles in 2015-16 before transferring to Spartanburg Methodist.
“We are pleased to have Jonathan join our basketball program here at Canisius,” Golden Griffins coach Reggie Witherspoon said in a statement. “He comes here from a high-level junior college program, where he was coached by Jon Cremins, one of the bright young minds in our game. Jonathan brings Division I playing experience to our team, and I am looking for that to translate into leadership both on and off the court.”
Sanks will be one of five newcomers on the Canisius roster for the upcoming season. Freshmen D.J. Heath, Scott Hitchon, Takal Molson and Jalanni White all signed their National Letters of Intent to join the Griffs during the NCAA’s spring signing period.
Witherspoon also announced that guard Martin Dixon-Green will not return to the program for the 2017-18 season after his appeal to the NCAA for a sixth-year of eligibility was denied.