6-foot-9 Spencer Clayton and his 14.2 points and 10.5 boards per game are headed to UC Davis. But Clayton is bringing much more to the Aggies program than his double-double averages accomplished at Mt. Hood Community College this season.
The MVP of the south section of the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges played for Coach Geoff Gibor who calls his big man "a great player for us and someone who has been a pleasure to coach."
Mt. Hood Coach Geoff Gibor
As for specific skills, Gibor said Clayton can play "with his back to the basket and facing up. He really rebounds well and is a playmaker who passes well out of the post. He understands and plays to his strengths."
But before these talents were in the forefront, it was a different Clayton.
As Gibor explained, "He came in two years ago not as strong physically and mentally, but transformed himself."
Gibor added, "Spencer asks 'what do I need to do to be better?' -- he is always wanting more information and is easy to coach."
Academically, "he's a pretty good student."
Capping his summary, Gibor describes his protégé as "having a huge upside and he's even a better person than that."
It sounds like Aggie fans are in for a treat.