Nostalgia: Whatever Happened to … Felton Spencer?

felton.jpgWe know we’ve been neglecting the NBA lately, with all the March Madness and Spring Training, so keeping with today’s NBA theme, we visit the Warriors of yesteryear. The 1996-97 Golden State Warriors traded Rony Seikaly, Clifford Rozier and a second-round pick to the Orlando Magic in exchange for Donald Royal, Jon Koncak and of course, Felton LaFrance Spencer [pictured above, middle]. The seven-foot, 300-pound plodder instantly became the starting center for the last place Warriors, averaging a laudable 5.1 points per game, along with 5.7 rebounds and 0.69 blocked shots.

That year, his season highlight was a season-high 14 points against Utah.

By the 1997-98 season, Spencer’s role was lessened, with the arrival of high-profile draft pick Adonal Foyle. Spencer still appeared in 68 games, but only averaged 2.4 points per game in 12 minutes per game. Not one to be deterred, Spencer gave it one final go-around in the 1998-99 season. In his final year with the club, he averaged 1.6 points in 6.1 minutes.

After the season, he signed with the Spurs, followed by a brief stint with the Knicks before calling it a career in 2002.

Felton Spencer [NBA.com]

Photo from a phenomenal photo set [Flickr]

7 Responses to Nostalgia: Whatever Happened to … Felton Spencer?

  1. chauncey killebrew says:

    Hello,
    would like to know how i can contact Mr. Felton Spencer, we were high school teammates in louisville, ky at eastern high school.

  2. Terri O'Neill Busch says:

    Just wanted t6o know what Felton dooes now adays…My dtr works at Costos in Louisville and stated she saw him the other day and was thrilled. I remember seeing him at the oxmoor and he oped the door for me and I was thrilled !!!

  3. Mr 64 says:

    I saw felton at wicks pizza on bardstown rd last nite, 7-1-09.

  4. Mr 64 says:

    I saw felton at wicks pizza on bardstown rd on 7-1-09

  5. Ryan F says:

    HES MY FFUCKING SUBSTITUTE TEACHER UNTIL XMAS BREAK AT ATHERTON HIGHSCHOOL

  6. Jae says:

    He is a surcurity gaurd and sub at liberty high school

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