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Stephen Spinella
Stephen  Spinella


Colts Neck, N.J.

High School:
Apex Academy

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 201



2010-11 (sophomore)
Saw action in 15 contests as a sophomore ... Averaged 2.5 points and 1.4 rebounds in 10.9 minutes per game ... In SEC play, saw action in two contests ... Scored four points, collected three rebounds, blocked one shot and swiped two steals in season opener vs. Elon (Nov. 12) ... Tallied 10 points, including a 2-of-2 effort from 3-point range, at then-No. 2 Michigan State (Nov. 16) ... Scored double figures in second-consecutive contest with a career-high 15 points vs. Radford (Nov. 19), hitting 3-of-4 attempts from beyond the arc ... Posted five points in a win over Delaware State (Dec. 1) and three points vs. SC State (Jan. 4) ... Collected three rebounds vs. Auburn (Jan. 29).

2009-10 (freshman)
Saw action in 29 contests ... Averaged 1.3 points and 0.9 rebounds in 9.8 minutes per game during freshman campaign ... In SEC play, averaged 1.4 points and 0.8 rebounds in 11.3 minutes per contest ... Scored in eight contests, including a season-high seven points in SEC season-opening victory at Auburn (Jan. 9) ... Registered first career point vs. Jacksonville (Nov. 27), scoring four points and collecting three rebounds and one steal ... Tallied five points in win vs. Furman (Dec. 21) and in victory over Longwood (Jan. 5) ... Collected two rebounds and one steal in victory vs. No. 1 Kentucky (Jan. 26) ... Most complete game of the season came in one-point win vs. Georgia (Jan. 30), posting six points, one assist and one block ... Tallied four points in road victory at No. 13/19 Vanderbilt (March 6), including breakaway dunk as time expired ... Played a season-high 19 minutes in SEC Tournament contest vs. Alabama (March 11), adding one rebound, one assist and one steal.

Pre-South Carolina
Played for head coach Lou Picola at Colts Neck High School ... Averaged 23.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists during senior season to lead conference in scoring ... Finished prep career with 978 points, while averaging 14.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.4 steals per game ... Named team MVP during prep career ... Played AAU basketball for Shore Shots and head coach Joe Stein ... Spent 2008-09 school year at Apex Academy Prep School in New Jersey ... Averaged 32.0 points and had a single-game high of 51 points during season at Apex Academy ... Chose South Carolina over the likes of Penn State, Seton Hall and Arizona State.

Son of Gail and Carmine Spinella ... Has two sisters, Jackie and Amanda ... Major is undeclared.

Stephen Spinella

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