Bigger Than Me

Chris Spencer graduated from Long Beach Jordan in 2012, and is currently down in South Carolina running the show at Benedict College. Spencer picked up basketball at age 4 and has had a strong connection to it ever since. He began his career at Jordan as a dual sport athlete, playing both football and basketball with more focus on football. During 9th grade summer his AAU career began and he left football behind which caused a huge jump in his game skill wise. As a junior Spencer averaged the most assists on the team, but had to make a sacrifice the next season moving from the PG spot to SF for the good of the team. Even with the position change he lead the Panthers rebounds, blocks, and assists! After high school Spencer was recruited by UCI but they wanted him to wait a year and with him being impatient and dealing with financial problems he decided to chase a scholarship somewhere else. He came back home an attended what he thought was an open gym at LBCC and ended up peaking the coaches interest and eventually enrolled. In his career at LBCC he averaged 14pts, 9.2rebs, and 3.4asts, had a career high 33pt/13reb performance, finished a back to back conference champ, and earned a scholarship from Benedict College. This is where another adjustment in his career came because he had never played for such hard-nosed, balanced, defensive minded coaches. Spencer was also being moved back and forth from Guard to Forward until this year when the coach realized he was best fit as the primary ball handler and team captain. This season Spencer is averaging 7.8pts, 7.6rebs, 4asts, and he leads the team in assists, steals, and rebounds as well as holding the 2nd spot in assists in the whole conference. In his life Spencer has dealt with lots of hardship and tragedy, losing his mom at age 15 and losing his teammate and good friend Rashee Hodges he has learned from these losses and uses them as motivation. He plays this game for those loved ones he's lost knowing that it's more than just a game it's bigger than him. After he finishes at Benedict he wants to play professional and eventually go into coaching/training. Wherever he plays at the next level they will be receiving a true talent and work horse in Spencer can't wait to see how far he goes with this game! Follow him on Twitter/IG to stay current with his career!

Twitter: DunksandBuckets

Instagram: LBSpence