Three-star prospect Michael Sanchez was sidelined during the summer and this fall with knee tendonitis and a torn meniscus, but the 6-foot-8, 220-pound power forward from Har-ber High in Springdale, Ark., is back in action and looking at four schools.
Thanks to a revolutionary technique called "Shockwave Treatment," Sanchez is doing something he hasn't done in years- play without pain.
"It is an unbelievable procedure that is done in Europe and Canada," said Sanchez's mother Kim Sanchez. "They bombard a body part with shockwaves, and the body heals so much faster. It is a non-invasive procedure and kept Michael from having to go through surgery."
Although not in playing shape, Sanchez hit the court over the Holidays and is putting up impressive numbers. He is averaging a double-double and put up 24 points and 23 rebounds in one contest.
Set on going to prep school, Sanchez is now rethinking that route since he is playing without pain.
"He has some options," said Mrs. Sanchez. "Tennessee, Arkansas, Michigan and Texas A&M all want him either right now or as a 2008 recruit."