After a school year full of Wildcats committing to move onto the next level, one more CHS student has made their intent to play college sports official.
Mason Spurbeck, the Clarksville basketball center and tallest player in District 10-AAA, will play at Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tenn.
“When I went and saw (the RedHawks) play, I liked the way they played,” Spurbeck said. “I thought it was a good team to play for. The guys were really good with me. I liked the coach (and) the assistant coach, they’re good young coaches. I see it working out well there.”
Spurbeck will join three other former CMCSS players: Montre Boddie from West Creek, Quin Cross from Northwest and Greg Thornton from Montgomery Central, all of whom are on Martin Methodist’s development roster.
The center’s recruiting process began during his AAU season before senior year with Vol State and Walters State being among the finalists before choosing the Redhawks.
“I’m looking forward to knowing several of my teammates already and I’m really excited to get to the next level. That’s a blessing from God,” Spurbeck said.
“I’m looking to go there as a fresh opportunity, a new opportunity for me and make the most of it, see where it takes me in basketball and off the court with classes. I really just want to improve on being an all-around good player. Outside shooting, posting up down low, rebounding, defending, blocks, getting steals – I want to be good at everything.”
Spurbeck played his entire freshman season at Clarksville with the JV team and played a majority of his sophomore year there, though he did get some varsity minutes. He was a role player with varsity as a junior before starting the entire season for the District 10-AAA runner-up during his senior year, when he was named to the All-Tournament team.
He learned plenty at CHS, but is especially thankful for the lessons he can take with him moving forward.
“(I learned) a lot of different things, like how to conduct myself on and off the court to make sure I keep my nose clean and work hard on my grades, keep those first and then basketball,” Spurbeck said.
As of now, he is undecided on a college major and plans to complete his core classes before declaring.