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Touted JC guard Andre Spight announces for Arizona State

6′-3″ South Plains College (TX) guard Andre Spight is expected to be one of the nation’s top junior college sophomore guards during the 2014-2015 season. Where he’ll play after that is Arizona State, he announced on Saturday.

Spight hails from Pasadena, California, and signed with UTEP out of high school. He did not qualify academically, and found himself taking the junior college route as a result.

Making the most of his first year at South Plains, Spight posted 16 points per game, to go along with 3.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists. He hit better than 37 percent of 3-point attempts and stroked 70 percent of attempts from charity stripe.

Spight is considered capable of playing in both guard slots. He could be part of an increasing emphasis on junior college recruits at Arizona State, as recently hired assistant coach Barret Peery is the former head coach at junior college powerhouse Indian Hills CC (IA). Peery certainly has his finger on the pulse of junior college basketball.

Arizona State now has two recruits in the fray for the 2015 season, as Spight is joined by forward Dominic Green of Washington. Green was recently named a top-100 prospect nationally by

About K.J. Hassenstab

K.J. Hassenstab is the publisher of the College Basketball Newcomers Guide book and He founded in 2009, and has contributed to SlamOnline, Dime Magazine's, and, along with other publications in the past. Hassenstab has covered grassroots, high school and basketball recruiting for over a decade. Follow on Twitter, @Hoopniks.

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