HUNTINGTON, Ind. - Huntington University head coach Ty Platt has announced the first recruit for his 2018-19 roster with the signing of Oak Hill standout Spencer Ballinger.
The 6-6 forward averaged over 18 points per night last year to go along with six boards and two steals for a Golden Eagle squad that went 20-4. His all-around contributions to Oak Hills’ success earned him First Team All-Conference honors as well his team’s Most Complete Player Award. Ballinger was also named an IBCA Top 100 player at the conclusion of last season.
"We are very excited to start our 2018 recruiting class with the signing of Spencer Ballinger,” said Coach Platt. “He is a very talented young man that has the on court and off court qualities that fit perfectly with our program.
“Spencer is a very good shooter, rebounder, and over all player. He has a great feel for the game, plays with a high level of confidence and is a winner. Spencer is coming from a great high school program that has an opportunity to compete for a state title this season. He will have a tremendous career as a Forester!”
Spencer is the son of Doug and Brenda Ballinger of Marion, Ind.
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 38 NAIA All-America honors and 274 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.