NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee State men’s basketball Head Coach Dana Ford added to this year’s recruiting class with the signing of Delano Spencer (Atlanta, Ga.) to a financial aid agreement. Spencer will have two years of eligibility at TSU beginning in the 2016-17 season.
"We got better today," Ford said. "I think Delano will be an immediate impact guy for us. His ability to score and handle the ball gives us the opportunity to play different lineups.
"He has spent the last two years playing for coach Jay Herkelman at Coffeyville Community College, so we know he's coming to us well versed in relation to playing winning basketball."
Spencer played his first two collegiate seasons at Coffeyville Community College in Kansas. The 6’3 guard was one of the top scorers in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference, earning Honorable Mention All-Conference accolades. As a sophomore, the Atlanta, Ga. native led Coffeyville and ranked fifth in the conference with 17.8 points per game. He shot 43.0 percent from the field and 39.6 percent from beyond the three-point arc.
During his freshman season, Spencer averaged 10.2 points to go with 2.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. Throughout his junior college career, he put up double-digit points on 37 occasions, including 27 as a sophomore. His best offensive performance came on a 33-point scoring effort in a win over Redlands Community College during his sophomore season.
TSU posted a 20-11 record in 2015-16, the program’s third 20-win season at the Division I level. The Tigers also earned a berth in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament.