CORTLAND. N.Y. - The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) has selected Oswego sophomore Liam Sanborn (Staten Island, N.Y.) as the Men's Basketball Athlete of the Week.
Sanborn posted 30 points, 12 assists, eight rebounds and three steals last weekend. The sophomore was instrumental in the Lakers' 86-84 upset of nationally-ranked Plattsburgh, recording the game-winning basket with just seconds remaining in the contest. Plattsburgh came into the contest ranked 15th in the country and led by as many as 12 in the early going before the Lakers stormed back for the victory. The Staten Island, N.Y. native ran the clock to less than 10 seconds and beat his primary defender to the lane. With a Cardinal post player stepping up to take away the layup, the sophomore floated a shot off the backboard and in with 3.9 seconds showing on the clock. A 40-foot desperation heave for Plattsburgh missed to the right at the final buzzer. Sanborn had 11 points and nine assists, playing all 40 minutes of the contest, the only Laker to do so.