Clarence Weatherspoon

Clareance Weatherspoon Sixers

 

Nicknamed Spoon, from tiny Crawford, Clarence Weatherspoon was a three-time Metro Conference Player of the Year (1990-1992) and a four-time All Metro Conference selection. This was when the Metro Conference included the likes of Louisville, Memphis, Cincinnati, Marquette and DePaul.

  • He is the school’s all-time leader in blocked shots, rebounds and minutes played and came up six points short of Mississippi Sports Hall of Famer Nick Revon for points scored.
  • He led the Golden Eagles two NCAA Tournament appearances under Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame coach M.K. Turk.
  • He was the first Golden Eagle to have his jersey number (35) retired.
  • A first round draft choice (ninth overall by the Philadelphia 76ers), he played 13 years in the NBA averaging 11.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game.
  • Spoon was a model of consistency, once scoring in double figures in 80 of 82 games for the 1993-94 Sixers.
  • That season was statistically his best. He averaged a double-double (18.4 points and 10.1 rebounds per game).