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Lacrosse star Spencer turns to basketball for final season

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

The Loyola-Maryland Greyhounds defeated the Syracuse Orange, 15-13, on Saturday afternoon at Ridley Athletic Complex in Baltimore, Maryland. Pat Spencer, the senior attack man, helped the team come back from a four-goal deficit in the game’s final 17 minutes. 

He will have an opportunity to play professional lacrosse. However, before he crossed that opportunity, he wanted to do something different. 

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Spencer was the No. 1 overall pick in the new Premier Lacrosse League.

The Tewaaraton Award finalist — which he has been a finalist for the third straight season — will return to Loyola to play one last season. Instead of playing lacrosse, he will play his fifth season in college basketball, according to Stadium

“He’s nice in basketball,” NBA guard Josh Shelby, who played pickup games against Spencer in Baltimore, said. “He can do everything: shoot, handle it, dunk, and defend. I haven’t seen him play lacrosse, but he can hoop.”

Spencer has been one of the best Greyhounds since stepping on campus as a freshman. He wants to get Loyola back to the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship. 

At the conclusion of the season, whether it’s before Philadelphia’s Final Four or at the Final Four, Spencer will focus on basketball once again. He last played basketball as a high school senior at the Boys’ Latin School, where he averaged 14.3 points, 8.1 rebounds, 6.1 assists, and 2.3 steals per game. 

“My game in basketball is very similar to lacrosse,” he said. “ I have a high IQ and can make other guys around me better. I can score, have a good feel for the game and am more athletic than people think.”

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