Former Louisville standout, NBA center Felton Spencer dies at 55
The university announced that former Louisville standout and longtime NBA center Felton Spencer passed away Sunday.
He was 55.
The details of his death are not yet known.
Spencer played in Louisville from 1986 to 1990. He helped lead the Cardinals to three consecutive Metro Conference tournament victories and a couple of Sweet 16 appearances. He averaged 14.9 points and 8.5 rebounds in his senior season and shot 62.8% from the field throughout his college career. which is still the Louisville program record.
Spencer was then selected 6th overall in 1990 by the Minnesota Timberwolves, where he played his first three seasons in the league. He was named to the All-Rookie Team after his first season, where he averaged 7.1 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. Spencer also played with the Utah Jazz, Orlando Magic, Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, and New York Knicks before retiring in 2002.
He averaged 5.2 points and 5.4 rebounds in 604 games in his 12 NBA seasons.
Spencer, a native of Louisville, returned home after his retirement. He worked as an assistant coach at Spaulding University and Bellarmine University in the area after his playing career ended.