Deion Sanders announcement that he was leaving Jackson State to become the head coach at Colorado has many layers to it. One of those layers yet to be discussed is what will happen with his daughter Shelomi, who plays for the Lady Tigers basketball team.
With Shedeur following his dad as the Buffaloes’ new quarterback, oldest son Deion Jr. is also coming along to do the social media and videos for the team with his media company, “Well Off Media.” As for middle son Shilo, he and dad have reportedly butted heads on the move and he hasn’t made his intentions known as of yet.
During his presser Deion alluded to Shilo, saying, “I left the safety in Jackson because he’s in the doghouse right now. That’s my other son [Shilo].”
Shelomi Sanders Is Expected To Stay At JSU
Shelomi is a freshman on the steadily rising Lady Tigers basketball team, and the belief is she’ll stay in Jackson. And that’s mainly because she wasn’t recruited by Power Five programs out of school, so she might not have the ability to make that jump. While she’s a solid player, her skill set fits Jackson State and the SWAC more so than the talent-laden Pac-12, which features Stanford, Oregon, Arizona, UCLA and Utah.
When the video of Coach Prime and others touring the facilities at Colorado, you could see Shelomi arm-in-arm with her dad. Immediately rumors started flying about her next move. But it’s in her best interest to stay there at Jackson State and be developed by rising head Tomekia Reed, who can harness Shelomi’s abilities as a shooter and scorer.
Shelomi In Good Hands With JSU Coach Tomekia Reed
Shelomi possibly came to JSU believing her dad and brothers would probably be there her entire collegiate career. But even with the change she’s in good hands with Reed and her staff in Jackson. While Shelomi will play a reserve role now and possibly next season, the hope is she’ll be ready to assume a starting combo guard role for the Lady Tigers by year three. As of now she’s shown a bit of her sniper prowess as a knockdown catch-and-shoot player.
Shelomi Sanders officially signs w Jackson State -It’s a family affair for Deion Sanders at JSU with 3 of his children participating in sports. Not to be forgotten, son Deion Jr. is the videographer for the football team. Well, that's 4 of 5 atending JSU. https://t.co/KRgAd5UPlK
— Virginia-Texas (@dfwdallas) April 16, 2022
And the way things are looking she may still have the aforementioned Shilo on campus with her. But now’s her time to step out on her own and do her thing without dad down the hall. And, based on her attitude about basketball, she’s going to be just fine without her dad and siblings around.
Did Shelomi’s Mom Take An Subtle Jab At Deion Right After Colorado Hiring?
Of course, Deion is always around his children, but their mom Pilar, who happens to be Coach Prime’s ex-wife is also often in attendance to see their children play sports. She can often be seen at the Tigers football games and even at Shelomi’s basketball games. Pilar and Coach Prime had a pretty ugly publicized divorce that played out in the media. While the two seem cordial for the sake of their children, that didn’t stop folks from analyzing one of Pilar’s cryptic tweets and trying to stir up some drama between the co-parents.
Deion gonna have Pilar back on his neck saying that about Shilo, she does not play about Shedeur, Shilo & Shelomi.. https://t.co/YH8GORCOkn
— Ashley Ja'Terria (@All_N_Yo_Tweets) December 5, 2022
“I’ve always said what you do in private you will eventually do in public,” Pilar tweeted. “Everything is synergistic, u can’t bleed one way in the house and and then bleed different way outside the house. Everything is Everything. Big or small. There’s a way to do everything.”
Interesting take that may or may not have been directed at her former husband. But it makes for great theater going forward.