Recruiting Recap: Spencer Reaves
Tigerville, SC - The Crusaders are beyond pleased to announce the signing of Spencer Reaves, 6’3”, 197 lb guard from Cedar Ridge High School in Newark, Arkansas.
Spencer is no stranger to awards and accomplishments both on the floor and in the class room. As a player, Spencer won back to back State Championships his junior and senior year. He was awarded State Tournament MVP both times, and was voted Arkansas Player of the Year his senior year. He accomplished all this while graduating 3rd in his class academically.
Coach Lister on Spencer: “Adding Spencer to our team was a big deal for our staff. The more we watched him play and got to know him and his family, the more we fell in love with him. There were a number of schools a lot closer to home recruiting him, and we saw how close he is with his family. Funny story, when Spencer called to say he was committing with us, I was at the Braves game with my two boys. At the time I received the call, a Braves player had just hit a homerun. I could barely hear him, but I sure was cheering. Spencer has so many weapons offensively. We knew from the first time we saw him that he is a deadly shooter. Then we saw he attacks and finishes through traffic extremely well and is a great passer. Spencer is a great teammate and has a deep love for the game of basketball. We are thrilled he is hear and excited to watch him grow.”
Spencer on North Greenville: “Deciding where to go to college was a lot harder than I thought it was going to be, especially when it came time to decide whether or not to leave home. Special thanks to my Mom (Nicole Wilkett), Dad (Brian Reaves), and little brother (Austin Reaves) and so many others back home. It means a lot to have such an amazing support system. I chose North Greenville because of the relationships I built with the coaches, and because of their loyalty over a long period of time. They were patient with me but at the same time continued to let me know how much they would love to have me. The family atmosphere here at NGU has made leaving home less hard. It’s been awesome getting to know all my teammates and I can’t wait for the season to start. Shout out to my roommate and FIFA rival, Christian Davis. I have beat him 57 times.”