In news that shouldn’t surprise anyone, Louisville big man and local product Ray Spalding has decided to remain in the 2018 NBA draft. Spalding hired an agent thus ending his collegiate career. Ray broke the news on Instagram:
Wow . That’s the only word that can be used to describe my 3 years at the University of Louisville. It’s been a journey like none other that allowed me to grow in areas I didn’t even know were possible. I’d like to thank my hardworking mother, god our savior and my close family members, for their unwavering support through it all. I’d like to thank my teammates for giving their blood sweat and tears alongside of me. I’d like to thank Coach Pitino, David Padgett, Assistant coaching staff, video coordinating staff and I’d like to thank the fans for their continued support as well. Most importantly I want to thank The City of Louisville for allowing me to live out my childhood dream and represent my city. At this time I have decided to leave my name in the draft and hire an agent.
Ray Spalding is hiring an agent and keeping his name in the NBA Draft according to his Instagram. pic.twitter.com/ylPsplVJyp
— 939TheVille (@939TheVille) April 3, 2018
Spalding had a breakout junior season for Louisville averaging 12.3 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. He collected numerous double-doubles this season and became a volatile part of the Louisville offense. The former Trinity star has been projected to go in the second round of the draft but could easily move up. We here at TCZ wish Ray the best at the next level. Always a Card.