South Stokes senior Brendyn Spencer fulfilled his dream of playing college basketball when he signed with Littlejohn Sports Academy last week. Spencer will play for former Lexington men’s basketball coach Jon Weavil as the Ravens begin their inaugural year.
“I really didn’t think I would have a chance to play basketball at the next level until I came to South Stokes,” said the senior. “Clark has pushed me to be the best basketball player I could be and it has paid off. He and his staff are really good coaches and I’m going to miss them.”
Spencer plans to major in sports management while attending Forsyth Technical Community School and then hopes to transfer to another school after playing for the Ravens. Littlejohn is a one to two year post-graduate junior college program focused on helping student athletes earn higher placement scores for college acceptance to a four year university.
While playing for South Stokes, Spencer came off the bench and sparked the Sauras with three points and three rebounds a game. He helped lead his team to a 20-8 record and a third round state 1A playoff appearance. He played travel basketball with the Stokes Warriors.
“Brendyn has only been with us a year and during that time he has been the best teammate and person to be around,” said Saura coach Jason Clark. “He has a great attitude and always has a team first attitude. He has a unique skill set that allows him to play in the open court and finish with both hands around the rim. My only wish is that I could have had him more than one year to coach.”
The player is heavily involved with the Jr. Lions Club and referees basketball in his spare time. He is the son of Bessie and Allen Mitchell.
“It was a very easy choice for him,” said his father. “We are very happy because we didn’t think he would get the chance to play in college. The coaches at South have done a great job in directing and preparing him to have gotten where he has.”
Weavil will lead the Ravens into the Coastal Post Grad Athletic Association and will play a schedule of prep schools, community colleges, and junior colleges.
“Brendyn is a very unselfish player and you need that at all levels, but especially at the college level,” Weavil added. “He makes really good decisions in the open floor and is deceptively quick to the rim and finishing. I’m excited for him to be a part of the puzzle we are putting together at Littlejohn.”
Robert Money can be reached at 336-749-1193.