Jahein Spencer committed this past weekend on his official visit at UAB right before the start of his senior year. Spencer is coming off of a really good spring & summer on the Under Armour circuit where he was one of the better prospects on a loaded Louisiana Elite 17U team.
Spencer has been sought after by the UAB program going back to last summer when they offered him a full scholarship. UAB was the first program to pull the trigger on Spencer & it seemed to had went a long way with him during his recruiting process. “The coaching staff treated me like family from day one,” Spencer said. “When I went on campus I got a good vibe from everybody there. UAB has been on me since day one of my recruitment process. Even through my bad games on the circuit they were always there for me. I never questioned if they really wanted me, the loyalty was always there.” Spencer has offers from Mississippi St, Georgetown, UNO, & Nicholls St.
Spencer has continued to develop his game each year & it has shown on the Under Armour circuit as well as with his high school team Madison Prep. Spencer help lead Madison Prep to a 3A state championship this past year averaging 16.4 ppg to with 6.3 rpg. Transferring from Assumption High School to Madison Prep after his tenth grade year seem to take Spencer’s game to another level under the tutelage of head coach Jeff Jones. “I feel like from this year compared to last year I became a way better shooter,” Spencer said. “I think I became one of the better players on the Under Armour circuit this year. My competitiveness was unquestioned & I feel like my on ball defense was on another level.” It’s no doubt that this kid can score it in bunches, but where I think he separated himself is being able to guard the best player on every team game in & game out.
The 6-4 wing Spencer is not only a hell of a basketball player, but he is a hell of an athlete on the football field as well. Spencer will be strapping up the cleats in his senior year for Madison Prep & it has the football staff really excited about it. Spencer hasn’t played football since his freshman year, but the talented prospect wanted to give his first love one last run before he takes his talents to UAB next fall. “At first my basketball recruiting process was kind of slow,” Spencer said. “Even though I just committed, going into the spring I wanted to see what could come out of it. I’ve always had a love for football & I didn’t want to leave high school with the regret of not giving it one last shot.”
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