Looking For Shelomi Sanders? | Coach Prime’s Daughter Made A Decision About Where She’ll Be Playing Basketball

Shelomi Sanders is following her Dad Deion and joining Colorado women’s basketball
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With all the movement that’s taken place with Deion Sanders leaving Jackson State for Colorado, lost in the shuffle was what would happen with his youngest child, daughter Shelomi.

Shelomi Sanders Joining Colorado Women’s Team 

Well, we now have some clarity on that matter, as the 5-foot-7 sweet shooting combo guard is set to join the Colorado Buffaloes women’s basketball team. Her transfer comes on the heels of her two football brothers Shedeur and Shilo following dad to Boulder. While there hasn’t been an official announcement about Shilo joining the team, it’s only a matter of time, as he’s also in Colorado with his family.

Coming from Jackson State to Colorado is a huge jump for Shelomi, who joined the JSU Tigers under head coach Tomekia Reed in this her freshman year. But when dad accepted the job at Colorado, Shelomi’s name was no longer on the team’s roster, causing speculation that she was following dad.

How Does Deion Sanders’ Move To Colorado Affect Daughter Shelomi, A Guard On The Jackson State Women’s Basketball Team

Shelomi Sanders Won’t Play Right Away 

Lady Buffaloes head coach JR Payne announced that Sanders will redshirt this season but could be practicing with the team as soon as next week once medically cleared.

Payne also discussed how Shelomi will be working by herself often, getting ready for 2024, with the team firmly entrenched in their current season.

“It’ll be lots of individual training,” Payne said in a recent presser. “There’s not really time at this point in the season to get a lot of those type reps (in team settings).

“It’s just getting acclimated early. 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.”

Payne said that in reference to Sanders not being the only player joining the 14-3 and 5-1 in the Pac-12 Buffaloes this month. The program also added Mikayla Johnson, a 2023 four-star recruit who’s an early enrollee.

How Will Shelomi Sanders Fit With Colorado Women’s Team? 

The one thing Sanders does well right now is catch and shoot, which is what she did well in high school. She’s a knockdown shooter who’s capable of catching fire at any time. While she never really got a chance to display that at JSU, that’s her greatest strength as of now.

With the way the team is playing right now, having her redshirt and learn the offensive and defensive scheme is vital for her development going forward. Next year when she finally sets foot on the hardwood, she’ll be asked to do more than just shoot the basketball. There will be some playmaking duties for others that come with her combo guard position.

When Coach Prime made the move to Boulder, along with his sons, no one truly believed Shelomi was staying put down in Jackson. She’s her dad’s baby girl, and if you’ve ever seen any of the YouTube videos of Coach Prime and his children in his office at JSU, they were all very protective of her.

The big question was would Colorado be accepting of her after not much Division I Power Five interest out of high school. The belief was being at JSU was the perfect fit for her skill set, but if you can shoot that also travels to any level of basketball. Now she’ll look to get better at making others better and creating easy opportunities for her teammates when her time comes to play next season.

We’re pretty sure she’s excited for the opportunity, but no one is happier than her Hall of Fame dad is to have her on campus with him in Boulder.