Horace Spencer is one of the more dynamic big men in the 2015 class, and his combination of size and athleticism has attracted offers from some of the top college basketball programs in country. This week, Spencer's skills have been put to the test against some of the top players in the country at the NBPA Top 100 camp in Charlottesville, Va.
"I think the game is a lot faster here [at the NBPA camp]. Things don't always go the way you want it to because everyone is really good here, so you have to adjust really quickly," Spencer said. "Playing against these guys though is really good for me, having to think on my feet and make adjustments.
The 6-foot-8 forward is used to making adjustments. Last year, he moved across the country from his hometown of Pennsylvania to Las Vegas, Nevada, to attend the high school basketball powerhouse Findlay Prep.
"It's a whole different kind of game, there we play fast all the time. I think it was a good move," Spencer said. "At Findlay Prep, and we play fast all the time, but it is even a little bit more competitive here, so it is really good for me."
Spencer already holds offers from Cincinnati, UNLV, Georgia, and Seton Hall among others, and he is hearing from a few others as his stock continues to rise.
"I have been hearing from Louisville, Kansas State, UNLV, Seton Hall, Purdue, and Auburn," Spencer said. "I know I am going to probably visit Auburn, Purdue, and Louisville unofficially this summer."
One of the schools piquing the interest of the four-star forward is Louisville.
""I have been talking to Louisville a lot recently. I have been talking to one of the assistants Kenny Johnson. I have a pretty good relationship with him so far," Spencer said. "I am trying to develop things a little more along the way with them because I kind of want to go there.
"I like the way they play, up and down, fast-paced and gritty defense," Spencer said. "I just need to find a spot where I could fit in so I can play as soon as I get there as freshman."
Spencer also has his eye on a few programs a bit closer to his hometown in Pennsylvania.
"I am originally from right by Philly so Temple is a school I am interested in and I have heard a little bit from their staff," Spencer said. "Maryland offered me last year towards the end of the summer, but I haven't heard too much since I got the offer.
"That's a program [Maryland] I am interested in learning more about. I don't know too much about them," Spencer said. "I have been to D.C. a bunch of times because that is only about two hours from where I used to live, and I have family down there."
The four-star forward said Purdue and Auburn have both expressed interest in him, and he plans to checkout both campuses this summer.
"I haven't heard form them Auburn personally that much, but I know my AAU coach and my dad have spoken to them, and they want me to go down there and get a better look at it. I am definitely interested with the new staff there now and everything," Spencer said. "I talked to the Purdue assistant, and I like him and he likes me, but we will see how things develop with him."
As far as a decision goes, Spencer doesn't plan on rushing through his recruiting process.
"I might take some other visits during my season, I am not positive yet," Spencer said. "I have to kind of feel the process out."
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