Orlando Sanchez
Orlando  Sanchez


Nagua, Dominican Republic

High School:
Colegio Nueva Luz

Last College:
Monroe College (N.Y.)

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 232





Late Rally Not Enough As Red Storm Falls To Robert Morris, 89-78, In Queens

St. John's concludes 2013-14 season at 20-13 following second-straight NIT appearance.


Top-Seeded St. John's Hosts Robert Morris On Tuesday In NIT Opener

Red Storm's first-ever meeting with the Colonials comes in Queens (ESPNU, Bloomberg Radio 1130-AM, Watch ESPN).


St. John's Comeback Comes Up Short As Providence Prevails, 79-74, In BIG EAST Quarterfinals

Red Storm at 20-12 after 10-8 third place-tying BIG EAST finish headed into Selection Sunday.


No. 5 St. John's Faces No. 4 Friars In BIG EAST Quarterfinals On Thursday

Red Storm looks to advance to the semifinal round for the first time since 2000 (FOX Sports 1, Sirius Channel 93 and XM Channel 191, FOX Sports GO).


STORM STUNNER: St. John's Stifles Marquette, 91-90, In Double Overtime

Harrison, Jordan, Sampson score 20 points apiece as Red Storm moves to 20-11, 10-8 BIG EAST.


Dribble For The Cure 2014

Dribble For The Cure 2014


SJU-TV Feature: Orlando Sanchez

Get to know the smooth 6'9 forward from the D.R. -- Orlando Sanchez a.k.a. Primo -- in this SJU-TV feature that aired during Episode 9 of the Red Storm Report on SNY.

Orlando tells his story about how he learned to play basketball while living with his father in Spain, came back to the D.R. and played for the Dominican National Team, and then made the transition of going to college and playing ball in the United States.


Red Storm Report Episode 6

Red Storm Report Episode 6


Postgame Highlights & Press Conference: St. John's 74, Marquette 59

Postgame Highlights & Press Conference: St. John's 74, Marquette 59


Tip Off Intro Video 2013

Tip Off Intro Video 2013


Robert Morris 89, St. John's 78 - March 18, 2014

St. John's suffers a 89-78 loss to Robert Morris in the first round of the NIT Tournament.


BIG EAST Tournament Championship Quarterfinal: Providence 79, St. John's 74

BIG EAST Tournament Championship Quarterfinal: Providence 79, St. John's 74


St. John's 72, DePaul 64 - March 2, 2014

St. John's defeats DePaul, 72-64, on Senior Day at Madison Square Garden on March 2, 2014.


St. John's vs. DePaul (USATSI)

St. John's vs. DePaul (USATSI)


Xavier 65, St. John's 53 - February 25, 2014

Xavier 65, St. John's 53- February 25, 2014

On Sanchez: A highly-skilled and multidimensional forward ... a polished, mature athlete ... skilled in all facets of the game, at both ends of the floor ... mixes a power game with grace on the court.

Steve Lavin On Sanchez: "Orlando is a versatile athlete who has a diverse skill set for a player his size. He can playmake, shot make, defend multiple positions, block shots and rebound. Orlando is a selfless team player, with a competitive nature that will benefit our team."

At Monroe College: A 2010-11 honorable mention JUCO All-American ... averaged 8.5 points per game, an 11.5 rebounding average that ranked seventh in the nation and 4.3 blocks which rated third among all junior college players as a first-year player for Monroe in 2010-11 ... freshman efforts led the Mustangs to a 31-5 record, the NJCAA Region 15 title, the District III championship and a best-ever third-place finish in the 2011 NJCAA National Championship in Hutchinson, Kansas ... averaged 10.5 ppg, 8.5 rpg and 3.0 bpg during Monroe's tournament to earn all-tournament honors ... following the season, he played on the Dominican Republic national team that was coached by Kentucky's John Calipari ... led Monroe to a fifth-place national finish as a sophomore ... earned All-NJCAA all-tournament honors in 2011-12 ... averaged 10.2 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 2.2 apg and 1.9 bpg on the season ... garnered second team NJCAA Region 15 all-star accolades ... coached at Monroe by Jeff Brustad.

Personal: Orlando Emilio Sanchez Caminero ... born in Nagua, Dominican Republic ... husband to Flor Esthefani Sanchez (2013), father to Ysabel Angel Sanchez (Feb. 21, 2014) ... son of Enhmin Patricia Caminero Martinez and Orlando E. Sanchez Vargas ... has three sisters, Jonaira (20), Yamile (19) and Natasha (18), and one brother, and Yauger (16) ... Dominican national team experience once pitted him against NBA players with Kentucky ties such as Rajon Rondo, John Wall and Tayshaun Prince ... majoring in sports management and also interested in business.

Up Close With Orlando Sanchez
Favorite movie/TV show: "Step Up."
What's on my iPod/mp3 player: Dominican music: dembow, salsa, bachata, rap.
Favorite food: Rice, beans, meat.
Favorite place to hang out on campus/NYC area: The gym.
Favorite class: Sport management.
Greatest athletic accomplishment: When I was chosen to play on the national team of Dominican Republic.
Hero/role model(s): My grandmother.
Favorite athlete/sports team: Barcelona soccer and Kobe Bryant.
I came to St. John's because: I think it is the best place for me and I am going to represent Coach Louie.
Best thing about St. John's: The basketball court.
One word to describe me off the court: "Quiet."
The St. John's basketball player that will surprise you this year: Me.
After St. John's or after basketball career I'd like to: Coach.
If I could have dinner with three people (history or today): Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan.
Favorite quote: "Vive libre. Live free."
Superstitions/pregame rituals: Listening to music, watching film.
If I wasn't playing basketball: Playing volleyball or chess.


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