Georgia Southern signs two

By DARRYL MAXIE / dmaxie@ajc.com

Georgia Southern’s recruiting in the metro area has paid off with two players signing letters of intent to play in Statesboro.

The Eagles have landed Whitefield Academy forward Cameron Baskerville and former Douglass forward Rory Spencer, who spent last season at Johnson County Community College just outside Kansas City.

Baskerville, a 6-foot-7, 215-pound forward, helped lead Whitefield Academy to the Class A championship this past season, averaging 12.4 points and 7.7 rebounds a game.

Spencer, a 6-8, 210-pound forward, averaged 14.5 points and set a JCCC record with 83 blocked shots this past season. He has always had a knack for defense; in fact, he was Douglass’ defensive player of the year his senior season. That Spencer ended up at Georgia Southern isn’t surprising, given that the JCCC coach, Mike Jeffers, is a 1977 graduate of the Statesboro school.

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