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Felton Spencer

Felton Spencer
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Personal information
Born (1968-01-15) January 15, 1968
Louisville, Kentucky
Nationality American
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 290 lb (132 kg)
Career information
High school Eastern (Middletown, Kentucky)
College Louisville (1986–1990)
NBA draft 1990 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall
Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
Pro career 1990–2002
Career history
19901993 Minnesota Timberwolves
19931996 Utah Jazz
1996 Orlando Magic
1996–1999 Golden State Warriors
1999–2000 San Antonio Spurs
20002002 New York Knicks
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 3,354 (5.2 ppg)
Rebounds 3,436 (5.4 rpg)
Blocks 534 (0.8 bpg)
Stats at

Felton LaFrance Spencer (born January 5, 1968) is a retired American professional basketball player who played at the center (basketball) position in the National Basketball Association.


  • High school and college 1
  • NBA career 2
  • Coaching 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

High school and college

Spencer was an all-state basketball player at Eastern High School in Middletown, Kentucky (now part of Louisville); as both a junior and a senior, he led the team to the KHSAA state tournament in Lexington. In the first year, Eastern was upset by lightly regarded Metcalfe County in the first round, 60-58. A year later as a senior, Eastern was eliminated in the quarter-finals by Hazard High School.

Spencer attended the University of Louisville, where he became the all-time field goal percentage leader at 62.8%. He took over the center (basketball) position as a senior in 1989-90 after Pervis Ellison left to join the NBA. That season Spencer paced the Cardinals in scoring (14.9 ppg), rebounding (8.5 rpg), blocked shots (69), and field goal percentage (68.1%).

NBA career

Spencer was selected with the 6th pick in the 1990 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Spencer, at 7'0", entered a tough situation as starting center, averaging 7.1 points and 7.9 rebounds and shooting 51.2% from the floor, good enough for a spot on the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. Luc Longley, whom the Wolves selected immediately after drafting Spencer, gained more minutes and Spencer's production decreased. After the 1992-93 season, Minnesota traded Spencer to the Utah Jazz for power forward/center Mike Brown. In Utah, Spencer became the successor to Mark Eaton, and he provided the Jazz with solid scoring, rebounding and defense at the pivot position. In 1993-94, as a complement to John Stockton and Karl Malone, he averaged 8.6 points and 8.3 rebounds while shooting 50.5% from the floor. Spencer and the Jazz were on their way to greatness in 1994-95, but 34 games into the season he ruptured his left Achilles tendon and was lost for the year. Utah went on to win 60 regular-season games but failed to reach the NBA Finals by losing in the first round. He missed the first 11 games of the 1995-96 season while recovering from his Achilles injury, but went on to play in the remaining 71, starting 70 and averaging 5.6 points and 4.3 rebounds in 17.8 minutes per game. He shot a career-high 52.0% from the field, tying Adam Keefe for the second-best mark on the team. On August 10, 1996, Spencer was obtained by the Orlando Magic for guard Brooks Thompson, forward Kenny Gattison and a first-round draft pick, after the Magic had lost Shaquille O'Neal to the Lakers as a free agent. But he played just one game for Orlando before he was traded to Golden State in the deal that brought Rony Seikaly to the Magic. He went on to play 71 games for the Warriors and do a solid job in the middle, ranking second on the team in rebounding and third in blocked shots. His role was diminished in 1997-98 by the arrival of second-year man Erick Dampier as the starter, as well as the drafting of rookie Adonal Foyle, and he saw relatively limited action as a reserve in 68 games. He played even less in 1998-99, averaging just 6.1 minutes in his 26 appearances off the bench.

Spencer retired after the 2001-02 season.


In 2011, Spencer became an assistant basketball coach at Spalding University.[1]


  1. ^ Spalding University Basketball Adds Hometown Hero Felton Spencer to Staff

External links

  • Felton Spencer bio
  • Felton Spencer's stats @
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