Spight Talks ASU Pledge

Whether it's the fact that Andre Spight had already visited Tempe years ago with his high school team, or that the South Plains College combo guard always felt comfortable with ASU during the recruiting process, that he didn't have to wait until his September 5th official visit to commit to the Sun Devils on Saturday.

"Feels really good to commit to Arizona State," said the 6-2 170-pound Andre Spight. "I felt very close with Coach Peery and the other (ASU) coaches and I know that they believe in me and can make me a better player. They really wanted me and I felt wanted. They told me that I could come in and make the biggest impact possible and help them win as many games as possible. I knew I was going to commit on my visit anyway, so I didn’t have to wait for my visit.

“I’m a combo guard that likes the ball in my hands when the game in on the line, but also can to shoot the ball, especially off the dribble. That’s probably my biggest strength. I’m really excited to be part of this team and play in the Pac-12. I know of (ASU newcomers) Roosevelt Scott and Gerry Blakes, so this is place where junior college players want to go to because they can succeed.”

Spight said that he considered Oregon and Creighton, and was planning to visit both. However he has no plans to visit those schools or any other suitor for that matter following his September 5th visit to Tempe.

“I’m shutting down my whole recruiting,” Spight stated. “I’m committed to Arizona State. “I’m just taking my visit to Arizona State and no one else.”

Spight prepped at Pasadena (Calif.) High School and signed with UTEP out of high school, but had to take the junior college route due to not qualifying academically. As a freshman for the Texans, he averaged 16 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.8 steals per game. Spight shot at 41.3 percent clip from the field and 37.2 percent from three-point range.

Here is Andre Spight's High School Senior season highlight tape:


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