Theodore Sanftner

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Theodore Sanftner
(Prairie Dog, G)
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Illustrated by Likeshine
No. 11 – Restricted Free Agent
Position Guard
Species Prairie Dog ( Sciuridae )
Gender Male
Silent Ted
Personal information
Born Hulett, WY
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Shoots Right
Career information
College Underwood College
FBA draft 2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 22nd overall
Selected by the Newark Pride
Pro playing career 2009–present
Career history
2009-2011 Newark Pride
2011-2013 Spokane Rapids
2013-2014 Newark Pride
2014-2015 Santa Fe Whips
2015-2016 Biloxi Voodoo
2016-2019 Winnipeg Voyageurs
Career highlights and awards
  • FBA 3-Point Shootout champion (2010)
Contract information
Contract year 2011
Player Contacts
(IC) Agent Hubert Bristol
(OOC) Creator Christaphorac
(OOC) Actor Unknown
(OOC) Usage Ask me before any use

2009 FBA Draft Data

Hailing from the prestigious Underwood College program, Teddy Sanftner happens to be the best guard available out of Underwood College's 5 guards who declared for this year's draft. His numbers are better, and he's proven to be the most consistent shooter out of the the UC bunch, 4 out of 5 of which are under 6 feet tall. However, not only is this soft-spoken prairie dog one of the best shooters to come out of Underwood, he's also one of the best shooters in the draft, period. It's just the other stuff that holds him back, as he's been called a one-trick pony... er... rodent, before.

Because of his size and his extremely passive nature, Silent Ted (called that because it's very rare for even his teammates to hear him speak out, on the court, in the locker room... anywhere. When Silent Ted does speak, it gets everyone's attention) isn't that great at guarding bigger, stronger guards. It almost seems like he doesn't want to invade their personal space, as he rarely gets up close on his guy unless the coach demands it. He can move his feet and cut off his opponent's path to the basket, but he's too easy to blow past, post up, and shoot over. However, he is pretty good at drawing charges, and that is one defensive skill that has served him quite well. It's a common sight to see him slide out of nowhere to take a charge, or at least run into someone and fall down. He sells it pretty well though, so he often fools the refs into making the call.

As for the offensive end, Teddy is one of the best shooters available in the draft. In fact, despite there being a couple of shooters with a higher percentage from 3 than him, he is the winner of the FCAA Three-Point Contest this last year, with an impressive 9 shot streak to pull off the victory over Silvia Windcreek. Teddy is pretty clutch himself, and if his team needs a big shot, he will take it and often make it. He's not really one to get his own shot though, and he'd rather take a shot from 30 feet out than make a dribble move and create a shot from 20. This can be attributed to his passiveness, but also his confidence in his ability to shoot from far.

But really, Ted's quick enough to get to where he wants on the court, he just prefers to spot up and isn't as strong shooting off the dribble. He has a high arching shot that gets over most defender's paws, and he has excellent concentration, allowing him to not be distracted when defenders come flying at him. That's probably why he was 3rd in the FCAA in 4 point plays (getting fouled and still making the 3 pointer), and that, of course, lends to his ability to make big shots under pressure.

Also, in speaking about Sanftner's unwillingness to shoot from inside, that doesn't mean he never ventures inside. He did play quite a bit of point in college (most of the guards there can play either PG or SG) and does penetrate the lane and dish the ball from there. He just doesn't shoot from there unless he's wide open which is something his coach and teammates will have to convince him to do over time.

Strengths: Excellent Shooter From Deep, Plays Well Under Pressure, Draws Charges

Weaknesses: Afraid of Shooting From Inside, Not a Great Defender, Way Too Passive

He and some friends left their colony near Hulett, Wyoming, to seek an education at Underwood College. Got there by bicycling the whole way. Won the 3-point shootout during the 2010 All-Star Break. Surprised most everyone after his draft contract expired by taking a shorter and lower-paying salary with the Spokane Rapids after they successfully signed Xavier Knutten (Squirrel, G/F).