Ken Leighton 5 p.m., Jan. 24
Aztec newcomers: Skylar Spencer
6'9" Freshman is a stud and earning minutes early in his Aztec career!
Skylar Spencer is a 6’9” freshman forward from Inglewood, California. He is averaging 11 minutes per game for the Azecs and shooting an impressive 75% from the field. Despite being a freshman, Spencer has seemed completely comfortable out on the court for the SDSU and is earning more minutes with his solid play.
Roderick Rowan, a red shirt walk-on sitting out due to NCAA rules, had this to say about Shepard: “He has the most upside of anyone on the team. He is a big man with a great feel for the game and is going to play a big factor on the boards this year. Coming in as a freshman, he is probably going to see a lot of time, which will help his development in the long run. He is skilled and athletic and will probably have a big impact early in the season.”
Excluding the game on the Midway, Spencer has seen quality minutes, playing 14 minutes in each contest. He is part of a wave of tall newcomers to SDSU, something that the Aztecs lacked last season. As long as he continues performing at his current levels, he should develop into a starter by next season if not sooner.