April 19, 2010
- Eric Sandrin
Eric Sandrin is an athletic Korean-American-Brazilian forward who was once a Sacramento King for about a week. How he got far when he came from a background featuring decent but not standout performances at Division 2 Seattle Pacific, Brazil, the ABA and the Austrian second division, is not immediately obvious. But it happened, and so here we are now. Sandrin spent last year in his native Korea - one of his homelands, at least - and averaged 15.5 points and 7.1 rebounds per game for the Seoul Samsung Thunders.
Sandrin's brother Daniel is of the same triple heritage, plays in much the same way, and also went to Seattle Pacific. The difference is that when Daniel Sandrin received his Korean passport, he changed his name to Dong-Jun Lee. And Daniel never played for the Kings.