William Spaulding has pledged his commitment to Canadian university power Carleton Ravens. The Ravens will be graduating top producers in Joe Rocca and Connor Wood which frees up big minutes to be earned by Spaulding on a national championship contending team.

William Spaulding

William Spaulding 2017 Shooting Guard

The senior sniper was contemplating coming back for a post grad year initially, but the Ravens offer was something he could not pass up on. Even with St. Bonaventure (NCAA) putting out an official visit, he felt this was the right move.

“I’m just ready to move on from high school and take the next step. I know I need to gain some weight and key in on being more physical to get ready for my first year at Carleton. That’ll be my focus for the summer.”

William Spaulding is a 6’4 shooting guard that has been lighting it up from distance since first spotting him 2 years ago at the NPH Showcase in Halifax. He’s also been a big time contributor for Team Nova Scotia at Nationals every year that he’s played. Since arriving at Rothesay Netherwood School in New Brunswick, his game has continued to elevate adding a major element of toughness under Coach Damian Gay.

Coach Gay had this to say about Spaulding.

“When you’re talking about building culture for the program, Will was a big for that. It’s not just the numbers he put up. Its the academics, he a terrific student and sets the tone and trend on and off the court. Having him graduate from Rothesay and move on to Carleton is a huge win for the him, our program and everyone involved.”

Rothesay’s head coach continued by adding, “If you put him in an environment that is exceedingly challenging and critics are around, he’ll feed off that and always rises to the occasion.”

Spaulding’s maturity is sensed by his decision making, his tone, delivery along with other high character traits.

With the intensive program he will be on this summer at Carleton, one thing is for sure. He’ll be in position to take flight with the Ravens as a freshman if all pans out the way it  should. To come in as a freshman and have the expectation from the community to deliver another national championship is regular at Carleton and as Coach Gay explained, Will Spaulding is ready for those moments.

Elias Sbiet

Written by Elias Sbiet

Elias is the National Recruiting Analyst at NPH, keeping you up to date with Canadian basketball news on Canada's top prospects. You will find Elias at events across North America providing coverage and evaluating talent. He has been involved in the game as a scout, servicing NCAA, CIS and NBA teams for nearly a decade.

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