Luke Montalbano, Sports Writer • email@example.com
There are many things to attribute to the success of Emory & Henry basketball this year, one major factor to their success is sophomore guard Daniel Spencer from Concord, N.C.
During his first year at college, Spencer committed to play his freshman year of college at Belmont Abbey College, a Division II school in Belmont, N.C. During his time as a Crusader, he played in 26 games, he averaged 4.1 points per game, 1.8 rebounds per game, shooting at a 51% field goal percentage, and recording his season high against North Greenville, scoring 13 points while pulling down 5 rebounds.
After his time at Belmont Abbey, Spencer decided to transfer to Emory & Henry his sophomore year. Spencer has enjoyed his time at E&H so far, as he said: “My time at EHC has been pretty great. Coming from Belmont Abbey, EHC is like a totally new atmosphere for me. Belmont wasn’t really the right fit for me. However, I’ve really enjoyed it here.
The relationships I’ve established on and off the court with my teammates, fellow classmates, coaches, and professors have been great. I’m a pretty outgoing person, and I really like that I’m able to talk to pretty much everyone.”
As the Wasps sixth man, Spencer has certainly made his presence known on the team so far. Throughout the first half of his sophomore season he has averaged 12.3 points per game, 4.3 rebounds per game, while shooting 55.5% from the field, while averaging 26.2 minutes per game. Spencer has certainly made his presence known off the bench with four 20-point games so far, this season. His season high so far came in a game against Barry College of Georgia, where he netted 27 points in that game on 12-16 shooting from the field.
Spencer has certainly valued playing under coach Wilson, as he said: “Playing under Coach Wilson has been really special. He’s a really good coach. He knows what he’s talking about. This season I’ve really just tried to sit back and absorb everything from him and the returners to fit into the system. I think what’s most important to me is that even though he’s our basketball coach, that’s not his only focus. He really wants to see us succeed in everything we do.”
It has been an impressive year so far for Spencer, and he will certainly be an exciting player to watch.