Position
Guard
Height
6'1
Weight
180 lbs.
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Baton Rouge, La.
High School
Glen Oaks HS

2010 All-Louisiana Second Team
2009 All-Louisiana Second Team

Transferred to Nebraska in the summer of 2010.

JUNIOR SEASON (2009-10)
Played in 30 games, starting 28 during the 2009-10 season, averaging 14.5 points per game, 2.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game … 15th in the league in scoring average … Averaged 36.2 minutes per game, second in the SEC … Posted career high of 28 points against Western Kentucky in a second round win in the pre-season NIT (11/17) … Hit four treys and 8-of-9 free throws in the game … For the second straight year was over 80 percent from the free throw line (99-of-118, 83.9 percent), third best in the SEC … 11 games of over 20 points … Had back-to-back 25 point games at home against Tennessee (2/4) and Kentucky (2/6) … 21 games in double figures, 45 for his three-year career … Averaged 3.1 points more in scoring average but shooting percentages were down, dropping to 33.3 percent from the field and 28.4 percent from the arc, after shooting 40.3 percent as a sophomore … Played a career high of 44 minutes in the game in Seattle against Washington State (12/22) … Sprained his ankle in NIT semifinal against UConn (11/25), missing next game against Arizona and coming off the bench for two others … Had other ankle issues during the year that hampered him.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2007-08)
Moved into the starting point guard role and made it his own, starting 32-of-33 games, averaging 31.2 minutes a game … Averaged 11.4 points per game, 2.9 rebounds per game and 2.6 assists per game … Missed two games in early February with an ankle injury … Showed his ability from the opening game, making 3-of-5 three pointers, in scoring 21 points against Jackson State (11/15) … Equaled that in the centennial game against Arkansas (1/31) when he hit 5-of-6 treys … Equaled career high of six assists on two occasions – vs. Troy (11/30) and against Florida (2/24) …. In Florida game, had no turnovers in 30 minutes … 20 games in double figures … Shot 41.2 percent from the floor (124-of-301) and made 60-fo-149 three-pointers (40.3 pct.) … Hit 16 points in both games against Kentucky …. Positive assist-to-turnover ratio with 87 assists and 63 turnovers.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2006-07)
Played primarily as the back-up point guard during the 2007-08 season … Played in 30 games, starting three, averaging 15.8 minutes per game … Averaged 3.4 points per game, 1.2 rebounds … Only four games in double figures came in November … Had six assists against Southern University (11/30) … 43 assists and 27 turnovers for the season … In Arizona State game, hit 5-of-9 field goals, including 4-of-8 from the three-point line … In his four double figure scoring games was 12-of-25 from the arc, finishing 20-of-62 for the season.

PRIOR TO LSU
Honor graduate of Glen Oaks for long-time head basketball coach Harvey Adger … Glen Oaks won two state championships while he was there … Earned Class 4A All-State honors, Baton Rouge Advocate All-Metro honors … He was the MVP of the Louisiana High School Coaches Association All-Star game … Averaged 26 points per game, seven assists per game and four rebounds a game … Scored over 2,000 points at Glen Oaks.

PERSONAL
Born in Baton Rouge on March 2, 1989 … Right-handed … Parents are John and Vanessa Spencer … Has one older brother (John) and two older sisters (Tonya and Tamara) … Chose LSU to “stay closer to home with family” … Likes to talk on phone and play video games … Favorite food is chicken, rice and gravy … Favorite dessert is sweet potato pie … Carmelo Anthony is his favorite basketball player and his favorite NBA team is the Denver Nuggets.

Top Career Performances
Points – 28, vs. Western Kentucky, 11/17/09
Rebounds – 7, vs. Western Kentucky, 11/17/09
Field Goals Made – 9, vs. Kentucky, 2/6/10
3PT Field Goals Made – 5, twice
Free Throws Made – 9, vs. Washington State, 12/22/09
Assists – 6, three times
Blocks – 2, vs. Arkansas, 2/24/10
Steals – 5, vs. South Carolina, 1/14/09
Minutes Played – 44, vs. Washington State, 12/22/09

Top Career Scoring Games
1. 28 – vs. Western Kentucky, 11/17/09
2. 25 – vs. Kentucky, 2/6/10
2. 25 – vs. Tennessee, 2/4/10
4. 23 – at Auburn, 2/27/10
4. 23 – vs. Washington State, 12/22/09
4. 23 – vs. ULM, 11/13/09
7. 22 – vs. Rice, 12/19/09
7. 22 – vs. Ole Miss, 1/23/10
9. 21 – three times

 

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