From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Spencer, Felton L.

(born: 1968) 

Felton L. Spencer was born in Louisville, KY. The 7'1" center played high school ball at Louisville Eastern; during his junior and senior years, he led the school to its first state tournaments in 25 years. He averaged 24 points, 14 rebounds and 6 blocked shots and was rated one of the top 25 players in the nation. Spencer played college ball at the University of Louisville, the tallest player ever to play for the school, and he was the all-time field goal percentage leader. He was the 6th pick in the first round of the 1990 NBA Draft, going to the Minnesota Timbewolves for three seasons before being traded to the Utah Jazz. Spencer played for a few other teams during his 12 year career in the NBA; he retired in 2002. He played in 640 games, scored over 3,000 points, and blocked over 500 shots. In 2011, he was an assistant basketball coach at Spalding University in Louisville. In 2016, he became an assistant basketball coach at Bellarmine University in Louisville. For more see Felton LaFrance Spencer at; and Who's Who Among African Americans, 1992-2006.


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