Posted On: 12/20/17 8:22 PM
Blue Valley West 2020 guard Spencer Bain may be known mostly for his outside shooting, but he is proving this season his game is much more than that.
The 6’0 sophomore guard has helped share the point guard duties and has proven he is a solid ball handler who can make plays off the bounce as well as shoot it from the outside. So far this season, Bain has a pair of games in which he has made five 3-pointers, however he says he is still working on various aspects of his game.
“Some aspects I have been really focusing is improving my shot more and more so I never lose it, but also my defense, my weakest part of my game, and my coaches and teammates push me everyday to get better at defense,” Bain said. “But I also work on my ball handling a lot outside of practice, and i try to work on all the aspects of my game as much as i can.”
He spent the offseason competing for MoKan Elite 15U squad and says the experience helped his game grow and prepare him for varsity level basketball.
“We played great competition, some of the best teams in the country, and we beat a few of them,” Bain said. “At one point we were ranked No. 6 in the country so that was huge. We fell apart during Peach Jam but we are making changes and we will live up to the name Mokan this coming summer.”
While Blue Valley West has a new coach and a young roster, Bain says he and 6’8 2020 forward O’mar Stanley and others have a bright future, both this season and beyond.
“I’s been a very big change for me and the whole team (playing for a new coach), plus adding O’mar, so at the moment our record isn’t great, but we are very talented in my opinion and I really think we can be one of the best teams in our league by the end of the season,” Bain saud and our goal is to make it to Wichita after the season for state.”
Bain says the biggest influence on his basketball game to date has been his family and friends.
“They are the ones who put me in the position to have a chance in basketball, and my friends and teammates push me everyday,” he says. “I would also say my coaches cause they will never let me take a play off and if i do, they will yell and probably take me out the game.”
While he says he doesn’t watch a lot of NBA basketball, Bain says the player he enjoys watching most is Oklahoma freshman Trae Young, a former MoKan Elite standout, and is a fan of Villanova’s guards.