Deion Sanders’ Daughter, Shelomi, Will Join the Women's Basketball Team at Jackson State University

Deion Sanders’s Daughter, Shelomi Joins Father to Play Basketball at the University of Colorado Boulder

Deion Sanders’s Daughter, Shelomi Sanders Joins Father to Play Basketball at the University of Colorado Boulder

Another family member of Deion “Coach Prime” Sanders is joining him at the University of Colorado Boulder.

According to Sports Illustrated, the daughter of the new head football coach at the University of Colorado Boulder, Shelomi Sanders is transferring to the school to play on the women’s basketball team. She, as well as her father and two brothers, attended Jackson State University when Coach Prime coached the football team. She was a member of the JSU women’s basketball team.

Last month, the former JSU starting quarterback Shedeur Sanders officially transferred to the university to lead the football team.

 

The college freshman, who is listed at 5’7” and plays the guard position, didn’t get much playing time this past season. She logged a total of nine minutes across two games. She could possibly be redshirted (according to Merriam-Webster, “ a college athlete who is kept out of varsity competition for a year in order to extend eligibility“) if medically cleared, Sanders could possibly start practicing with the team next week.

The coach of the women’s basketball team at the University of Colorado Boulder, JR Payne told the Denver Post that, along with another player coming over, Mikayla Johnson, from Anchorage, Alaska that it will be a “lot of training” for the two players coming in.

“There’s not really time at this point in the season to get a lot of those type of reps [in team settings],” Payne stated. “It’s such a huge physical transition to the level and amount of training that we’re doing in the weight room. And, they’ll get enough basketball with the group that they will understand expectations and how we operate, how we do things.”

After leading Jackson State University to a second straight SWAC (Southwestern Athletic Conference) championship at the end of last year, Coach Prime was hired to bring the University of Colorado Boulder to prominence. The former reality TV star was introduced as the football team’s latest head coach on Dec. 4.

Deion Sanders’s Daughter, Shelomi Sanders Joins Father to Play Basketball at the University of Colorado Boulder

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