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#8 Ben Strong
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  • 6'11" / 230lbs
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  • 09/10/1986
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  • Undrafted, 2008
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12th August, 2008IsraelSigned a two year contract with Maccabi Haifa.
16th September, 2010HollandSigned a one year contract with Zwolle.
11th November, 2010HollandLeft Zwolle.
18th December, 2010IsraelSigned for the remainder of the season with Hapoel Kiryat Tiyon.
3rd November, 2011D-LeagueDesignated as a local tryout player by Iowa Energy.
31st October, 2012D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Iowa Energy.
1st November, 2013D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Iowa Energy.
22nd December, 2013D-LeagueWaived by Iowa Energy.
26th December, 2013D-LeagueAcquired by Delaware 87ers.
1st February, 2014D-LeagueWaived by Delaware 87ers.
26th February, 2014D-LeagueAcquired by Austin Spurs.
3rd September, 2014D-LeagueDrafted 15th overall in the 2014 D-League Expansion Draft by Westchester Knicks. Concurrently signed.
12th October, 2015UruguaySigned a five week contract with Atletico Welcome.
24th November, 2015D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Westchester Knicks.
27th January, 2016D-LeagueWaived by Westchester Knicks.
7th February, 2016New ZealandSigned a one season contract with Nelson Giants.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2004 - 2008Guildford College (NCAA, Division 3)
August 2008 - June 2010Maccabi Haifa (Israel)
September 2010 - November 2010Zwolle (Holland)
December 2010 - June 2011Hapoel Kiryat Tivon (Israel, National League)
November 2011 - December 2013Iowa Energy (D-League)
December 2013 - February 2014Delaware 87ers (D-League)
February 2014 - June 2014Austin Spurs (D-League)
September 2014 - June 2015Westchester Knicks (D-League)
July 2015New York Knicks (Summer League)
October 2015 - November 2015Welcome (Uruguay)
November 2015 - January 2016Westchester Knicks (D-League)
February 2016 - June 2016Nelson Giants (New Zealand)

July 11, 2010

Tyler Sanborn

Sanford is a 6'10 centre out of Guilford College, a Division 3 school in North Carolina. He was the Division 3 player of the year last season, and here's a video about that. Nice drop-step.

(Incidentally; Ben Strong, the man spoken about at length in the video, is a former Guilford centre who was also the D3 Player of the Year in 2007. He averaged 25/12/2 in his senior season, and now plays for Maccabi Haifa in Israel. He averaged 3.3ppg, 2.4rpg and 0.5apg for a team perhaps now wondering if it might have been a bit generous to use an import spot on a D3 player. The feel-good stories are nice, but D3 really doesn't produce a lot of significant pros. Mind you, Maccabi Haifa were also the team that Jeremy Tyler played for last year, and Strong outperformed Tyler in every statistical category. So he's got that going for him.)