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The high school career for Athens graduate and Navarro Bulldog freshman Anthony Sanders came to an end on Monday night in San Antonio.

Sanders was the first player from Athens to play in the 70th annual Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star basketball game.

Sanders scored eight points and had one rebound, one assist and a steal for the North team in a 118-101 win over the South All-Stars in front of 1,083 fans at the Alamo Convocation Center.

This was his final all-star game of his high school career after competing in two previous events.

He was a member of the Tyler Orthopedics All-Star game April 12 and also played in an all-star game in Maypearl earlier this year.

He led the Hornets to a 29-2 regional quarterfinal season during his senior year. The Hornets finished out the district season undefeated.

In two years under coach Gerald Anthony, Sanders went 48-18 on the court.

He averaged 28.2 points per game, 5 rebounds, 4.85 assists, and 4.51 steals per game.

He had games of 47, 43, 42, 40 and 39 points during his senior year at the two-guard position.

He scored a season high 47 points against Van in the regular season finale.

He made 109-of-240 three pointers, while also shooting 87-percent from the free throw line.

He was the 2013-14 Athens Review All-Henderson County Player of the Year and the District 15-3A Most Valuable Player.

He was named the ETSN.FM 2013-14 East Texas Boys Basketball Super Team Player of the Year.

He was also named a Texas Association of Basketball Coaches all-region team member.

He is penciled in as a combo guard for coach Michael Landers and the Bulldogs next season.

The coaching staff said in an earlier story they expect to see big things from him.

“He wants him to come in and score and be instant offense,” Assistant coach Brian Crawford said. “He wants him to get the shot off and fill it up for us.”

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