Sprewell commits to WKU

The Western Kentucky basketball program received a verbal commitment Monday from Ayinde Sprewell.

Sprewell is a 6-foot-3-inch, 195-pound guard who played the 2013-14 season at Daytona State College in Daytona, Fla., where he averaged 15.1 points and eight rebounds per game.

A three-star prospect in 2012 out of Agape Christian Academy in Orlando, Sprewell originally committed to Florida International, but later changed that commitment. He played one season at Three Rivers College in Polar Bluff, Mo., where he averaged 11.6 points and four rebounds per game.

Sprewell visited Western Kentucky this past weekend. He currently holds offers from WKU, Rhode Island, Akron, Detroit, Florida Gulf Coast, Southern Mississippi, North Carolina-Wilmington, St. Bonaventure, Jacksonville, Louisiana-Lafayette, Troy, Ball State, Kent State and Southeastern Louisiana.

Sprewell is the nephew of Latrell Sprewell, a 13-year NBA veteran who played with the Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks and Minnesota Timberwolves.

The WKU program signed guards Avery Patterson (Wheeler High School, Marietta, Ga.) and Derrick Clayton (Elev8 Sports Institute, Delray Beach, Fla.) and forward Justin Johnson (Perry County Central) in November for the 2014-15 season. Rising senior Aaron Adeoye and rising sophomore Payton Hulsey have asked for their release with intent to transfer this offseason, and the careers of seniors Caden Dickerson (who was on an academic and not athletic scholarship for the 2013-14 season), Brandon Harris and O’Karo Akamune ended in March.

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