April 3rd, 2018

Trinity alum headed to the NBA

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

Trinity alum headed to the NBA
Ray Spalding played for Trinity / file photo by Mark Sims

Trinity alum Raymond Spalding will forgo his senior season at the University of Louisville and has declared for the NBA Draft and has signed with an agent according to his Instagram page.

Spalding, a 2015 Trinity alum, averaged 8.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks per game during his time at U of L.

The six-foot-10 forward played in 98 games and started in 48 of those.

Spalding is coming off a stellar junior season where he started in 34 of 36 games and averaged 12.3 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.7 blocks, 1.5 steals, and 1.2 assists a game.

Like when he was at Trinity Spalding was very efficient and shot 328 of 588 (55.8 percent) from the field including 6 of 24 (25 percent) from three-point land.

U of L went 22-14 this past season and made it to the quarterfinals of the National Invitational Tournament.

As a sophomore the Cards went 25-9 and lost to Michigan in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Spalding and U of L went 23-8 his freshman season but didn’t play in the postseason because of school imposed sanctions.

While at Trinity, Spalding helped lead the Rocks to the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys Sweet Sixteen® Basketball Tournament semifinals as a junior.

He finished his three-year varsity career with 941 points and 731 rebounds.

Spalding is currently projected to be drafted late in the second round. 


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