Brossart's Fifth All-Time Leading Scorer
In watching Justin Saunders play his grade school basketball
career back at St. Mary, it didn't take a genius to see that
he was going to be a good one.
A member of the Mitch Orth coached 7th Grade Diocesan
Champs, and the Rick Williams coached 8th Grade
back-to-back Diocesan Champions, Saunders was the
player most responsible for putting the big numbers on the
scoreboard. These were notable accomplishments.
Previous to his 7th Grade Team's title, it had been 25 years
since a Diocesan Championship banner had been hoisted to
the St. Mary rafters.
|Justin's Four Year Composite Varsity Stats Read
Games - 105
Games Started - 82
2Pt Field Goals- 453-917-49.4%
Points - 1297 - 12.4ppg
Rebounds - 383
Assists - 226
Blocks - 62
Justin Saunders joined the Bishop Brossart/St. Mary
1,000 Points Club on Saturday night, January 5th,
2013 entoute to a 30 points performance in the
Crosstown Classic in a win against Campbell County.
He went on to complete his career with 1297 points,
good enough for fifth place on the All-Time leading
3Pt Field Goals- 48-132-37.1%
TL Field Goals- 501-1049-47.8%
Free Throws - 265-371-71.4%
Saunders (#44) burst onto the Brossart Mustangs scene,
leap-frogging over Freshmen basketball, playing JV ball
and appeared in 23 of the 2009-10 Varsity Team's 26
games. Justin became the team's leading scorer during his
sophomore season, putting 336 points on the board, and
was named the 15-11 Varsity Mustangs' co-MVP, a title
he would earn his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons.
|Saunders As A Varsity Sophomore
Justin climbed the ladder five times
in his careeer to cut down the nets
following winning the 10th Region
"A" Championship all four years
and the 37th District in 2013.
Justin Saunders was one of the most exciting Mustangs to
ever pull on a Brossart jersey. Equally effective at both
ends of the floor, Saunders never took a play off. He
played through illness and injury much of his four year
Saunders amassed 1297 point while starting all four years,
ranking him fifth on the all-time St. Mary/Brossart scoring
leaders' list. He holds the school record for Highest 3pt
Field Goal Percentage at 47%, achieved during his junior
He scored double-figures 65 times, put up over 20 on 13
occasions, and surpassed the 30 points mark twice.
Justin averaged 16.5ppg his senior season, including 27
double-figure perfromances, scoring 30 versus Campbell
County in the Crossgtown Classic, and 32 against Scott in
the district finals. He was our go-to man and the team's
MVP his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons.
Saunders elected not to play college basketball, although that
option was certainly open to him. He presently attends the
University of Kentucky.
|Justin was a one-sport athlete who spent his off-seasons
playing AAU basketball.
During his sophomore year his AAU team qualified for the
National Tournament in Orlando, Florida and won the first
consolation bracket championship. During that run, Justin
scored 23 points in the championship game, after scoring
double-figures in each of that tournament's games.
His junior year AAU team again qualified for the National
Tournament and finished in the Final Eight.