Horace Spencer signs pro contract with South American squad


SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – MARCH 21: Horace Spencer #0 of the Auburn Tigers high fives teammates during the second half against the New Mexico State Aggies in the first round of the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Vivint Smart Home Arena on March 21, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

CÓRDOBA, Argentina – Former Auburn forward Horace Spencer has agreed to a professional contract with Atenas, the club announced Monday.

Atenas, which plays in the top basketball league in Argentina, is the winningest franchise in league history with nine championships.

BIRMINGHAM, AL – DECEMBER 15: Auburn Tigers forward Horace Spencer (0) grabs a rebound in the first half of the game between the UAB Blazers and the Auburn Tigers on December 15, 2018, at Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. (Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Spencer was instrumental in one of the biggest turnarounds in the country, highlighted by a Southeastern Conference Championship, SEC Tournament title and a run to the Final Four.

The Philadelphia, Pa. native averaged 4.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, 0.9 blocks and 0.9 steals in 40 games last season.

Spencer ended his career with 170 blocks, the third-highest total in program history.

In his final campaign with the Tigers, Spencer led the team in blocks 12 times, rebounding six times, steals five times and assists once.

©TEGNA Inc. 2019. All Rights Reserved.

More from WZDX News

Talladega 2019

More Talladega
More Smart Shopper

Get our WZDX News & Weather Apps