Octavius Spann Favors Three

There's a good reason why Octavius Spann's outside shot isn't quite where he'd like it to be. But that hasn't stopped the College Park Banneker junior from getting plenty of attention from big-time college programs.

Octavius Spann knows his outside shot isn't where he wants it to be, but there's a good reason why it hasn't come along as well as he would have liked.

The College Park Banneker (Ga.) junior, who plans to split this spring and summer between the Georgia Stars and World Wide Renegades, has broken each wrist – twice.

First, his right wrist was the casualty of a baseball bat incident back when he was 7. Then he fractured the left one trying to dunk in the seventh grade. Two days before tryouts in the eighth grade, he went up for a putback and fell awkwardly, breaking both wrists.

``I just don't think they are completely healed, because I haven't really given them the time," Spann said. "I know I need to shoot better and that's why, every time I work out, I start off with 200 jump shots."

Despite not being satisfied with his perimeter jumper, college coaches are still flocking to see the 6-7, 220-pound forward who averaged 24 points and 12 boards this past season. Spann has good size, is versatile and also plays with a sense of confidence.

He's already taken unofficial visits to Georgia, Georgia Tech, Clemson and Tennessee and will likely set up three official trips to Kansas, Kentucky and Georgia – his current trio of frontrunners.

``Right now I'm in the process of trying to set up some of the visits," Spann said. "But I want to wait until after the season before I make a decision."

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