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BobZag
07-12-2010, 10:10 AM
http://iowa.scout.com/2/983397.html


Skylar Spencer, 6-7 JR PF Los Angeles (Calif.) Price, is a one of the more promising post prospects in the west for 2012. A long lefty, Spencer has a 7-5 wing span and he's a very good athlete. His offensive game is still a work in progress, but Spencer is a very good rebounder and shot blocker. He also plays with terrific energy at both ends of the court.

I spoke with Spencer recently and asked about the schools that have been in contact with him.

"I've been hearing from Gonzaga, UNLV, Colorado, Utah, Washington, USC, UCLA, Marquette, Iowa and Florida St.," said Spencer.

Spencer said Gonzaga and UNLV have extended scholarship offers.

BobZag
07-12-2010, 10:26 AM
Rivals: http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/recruiting/player-Skylar-Spencer-114357

ESPN: http://insider.espn.go.com/ncb/recruiting/tracker/player?recruitId=103945&season=2012

January, 2010: Spencer has been one of the biggest surprises on the west coast. He has an ideal frame for the 4 or the 5. He has great length with long arms and he's deceptively bouncy. Similar to most bigs his age his offense is quite raw. However, defensively he shows signs of becoming a dominant shot blocker. He has terrific timing around the basket and he rarely fouls his opponent. One of the more impressive plays I saw during the Holiday tournaments is when he blocked Angelo Chol's jump hook along the baseline. He got off the floor extremely quick and controlled it as well. Offensively, other than few athletic put-backs his overall game needs polishing. He hasn't shown any signs of a back-to-the basket game or post skills. Spencer has a bright future, especially if he is able to develop a post presence on the offensive side of the ball.

MaxPreps: http://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/Hb4qh12qUUmeQGQ8D3a0qw/price-knights/basketball/home.htm

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From Joel Francisco at ESPN:

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/recruiting/basketball/mens/news/story?id=5373516

(Also contains comments re: Grant Jerrett)

Two to watch

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2012, C, 6-foot-7, 190 pounds

Spencer has improved immensely over the last six months. His intensity at both ends is impressive and he is arguably the best shot blocker in the west. He runs hard in transition and has impeccable timing at both ends. His offensive game (footwork and fundamentals) needs polishing, but he does have a pretty effective jump hook. Due to his approach to the game, live body, and 7-foot-5 wingspan, he should be considered one of the elite prospects regardless of class in the west.

MDABE80
07-12-2010, 10:35 AM
...." Offensively, other than few athletic put-backs his overall game needs polishing. He hasn't shown any signs of a back-to-the basket game or post skills."...huh?<----say Abe

Well I'm sure this kid has lots of upside. Not sure about a "5" when he's 6' 7".
JP did it...and was one of our best. I bet this kid is exciting to watch and needs some post work. He might be a killer. Daniels has a record of finding hidden jewels and developing them. Hope this kid's one of them.

Zagpower
07-12-2010, 10:56 AM
With a wingspan of 7'5" he is similar to the average of a 6'11" player when it comes to total height with arms outstretched, which is more important than measuring to the top of the head.

Throw in the abilility of some players to jump quicker than others, and pure height might become a secondary stat...at least to the NBA guys.

Along those lines, saw Powell of the Lakers clear out and take Austin 1 on 1. He got by Austin, thought the coast was clear, and then ate all ball when he went for the finish. Austin blocked it off his hands, grabbed it, and started a fast break. He is one long guy!

ZagNative
07-12-2010, 10:59 AM
Yes, indeed, #20 has him some nice arms ...

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff232/ZagNative/Zags/Recruits/2012%20Recruits/Skylar%20Spencer/2010-03-26SkylarSpencer.jpg

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff232/ZagNative/Zags/Recruits/2012%20Recruits/Skylar%20Spencer/2010-03-15SkylarSpencer.jpg

thespywhozaggedme
07-12-2010, 12:07 PM
Bob, it says that we've offered. Have we offered Birch?

BobZag
07-12-2010, 01:54 PM
Bob, it says that we've offered. Have we offered Birch?

I wish I knew.

SLOZag
07-26-2010, 10:21 PM
From Rivals:

Fab 48 -- Sunday Notes and notables

"Skylar Spencer, PF, Branch West Elite- The decision to include Spencer in the top 100 for the class of 2012 looks to have been a good one. A slender big with length and athleticism, he's cranking it up offensively and has locked himself in as a high major prospect. ... Spencer lists Marquette, USC, Iowa, Colorado, UNLV and Gonzaga. USC's Kevin O'Neill and assistant Bob Cantu seemed top be everywhere he turned and Spencer mentioned that he's definitely taken notice."

http://georgiatech.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1106508

Bogozags
07-27-2010, 03:37 AM
Rivals: http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/recruiting/player-Skylar-Spencer-114357

ESPN: http://insider.espn.go.com/ncb/recruiting/tracker/player?recruitId=103945&season=2012

January, 2010: Spencer has been one of the biggest surprises on the west coast. He has an ideal frame for the 4 or the 5. He has great length with long arms and he's deceptively bouncy. Similar to most bigs his age his offense is quite raw. However, defensively he shows signs of becoming a dominant shot blocker. He has terrific timing around the basket and he rarely fouls his opponent. One of the more impressive plays I saw during the Holiday tournaments is when he blocked Angelo Chol's jump hook along the baseline. He got off the floor extremely quick and controlled it as well. Offensively, other than few athletic put-backs his overall game needs polishing. He hasn't shown any signs of a back-to-the basket game or post skills. Spencer has a bright future, especially if he is able to develop a post presence on the offensive side of the ball.

MaxPreps: http://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/Hb4qh12qUUmeQGQ8D3a0qw/price-knights/basketball/home.htm

--------------------------------------------

From Joel Francisco at ESPN:

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/recruiting/basketball/mens/news/story?id=5373516

(Also contains comments re: Grant Jerrett)

Two to watch

...
2012, C, 6-foot-7, 190 pounds

Spencer has improved immensely over the last six months. His intensity at both ends is impressive and he is arguably the best shot blocker in the west. He runs hard in transition and has impeccable timing at both ends. His offensive game (footwork and fundamentals) needs polishing, but he does have a pretty effective jump hook. Due to his approach to the game, live body, and 7-foot-5 wingspan, he should be considered one of the elite prospects regardless of class in the west.

Ok Bob, if you like him that much, just go ahead and take him and we can find a spot for him.

Wonder if we can teach him how to shoot, then maybe he could play the 3 as for playing the 4, he would need to put on about 30-40lbs to be able to hold his own with D1 PFs. I know AD was only 190 BUT he was 6'11!

NotoriousZ
07-27-2010, 05:33 AM
You had me at "very good rebounder and shot blocker."

BobZag
07-27-2010, 08:44 AM
Ok Bob, if you like him that much, just go ahead and take him and we can find a spot for him.

Suuure. I'll just snap my fingers and use my Jedi mind tricks. :p

MickMick
07-27-2010, 10:19 AM
You find room for top 100 prospects.......both on the roster and on the court.