Year in and year out, Louisiana generates a number of national sleepers. In the class of 2007, one name to watch is William Spencer of Glen Oaks High School in Baton Rouge, La.
The 6-foot-1, 165-pound junior combo guard is enjoying a great year, putting in 27 points a game all the while maintaining a 3.5 grade point average.
"Teams are leaving me open on the perimeter and I'm knocking down the shots they give me," Spencer said. "I like to run the point but my team needs me to score. So I'm trying to do it all, scoring in the midrange, getting out and playing defense, using my dribble penetration."
While he may not have a big national reputation, yet, Spencer knows this season might be the biggest one of all when it comes to getting to the next level.
"This is a big year for me because it's supposed to be the time where you break out with recruiting," Spencer said. "I've been doing what I should be doing on the court. Just playing my game and taking advantage of my opportunities."
Those opportunities have made recruiters take notice. Spencer said he's hearing from Georgetown, Georgia Tech, LSU, Kentucky, Miami, UNLV and USC through correspondence through his coach and letters to the house.
Spencer said there isn't one school that stands out early on and he's looking at every opportunity closely.
"I've been debating that with my family lately," Spencer said. "They don't mind if I leave but if I can find a place where I can come right in and play and if it's close to home, even better. I want to play so I'm looking at how they are set with guards and I know LSU is lacking guards when I graduate so I might be looking at them."