Sprewell adds Western Kentucky offer

Nephew of former NBA star Latrell Sprewell lists WKU in his top three schools.

It's no secret Western Kentucky needed a big scoring punch at times in 2014.

Daytona State College guard Ayinde Sprewell could be the spring addition the Toppers' have been looking for.

"They (WKU) are definitely in my top three," the junior college guard said. "I think Western Kentucky could be a good fit for me.

"I'll have to look a little more at the style they play, but from what I know already I know they're a great school, a great basketball program, I know they've sent players to the NBA. I'm looking forward to getting up on a visit and learning more about the program, seeing how I fit into it."

Listed at 6-foot-3, 195 pounds, the nephew of former NBA star Latrell Sprewell said he holds offers from WKU, UNC-Wilmington, Kent State, Illinois State and Troy, with a top three of WKU, UNC-W and Kent State.

Assistant coach Shawn Forrest offered him on April 2.

"He (Forrest) was really excited," Sprewell said. "He said they need someone who can come in and score for them, someone who's always in attack mode and can get the job done on the wing.

"I try to get to the basket a lot, I love to get to the basket and drawing contact, getting to the free throw line. That's pretty much what my game is predicated on. I can pull up from mid-range too, that's kind of a lost art I think, so I'm trying to bring that back a bit."

As a sophomore at Daytona State, Sprewell averaged 15.1 points per game on 53 percent shooting from the field, including 18-for-38 (47 percent) from three-point range.

While a visit to WKU isn't officially scheduled yet, he said he could visit the Toppers over the April 11 weekend and UNC-W over the April 18 weekend.

After his visits, a decision could come as soon as early May.

"I'm definitely looking for a school in my major (communications)," Sprewell said. "Playing in a nice arena, nice facilities is probably second, and from what I know I know Western Kentucky has a beautiful arena.

"Third, I want to play a really tough non-conference schedule. I'm looking for a real up-tempo team, a real run-and-gun, hard-nosed defense team that likes to lock up."

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