On Friday, ETSU women’s basketball head coach Brittney Ezell announced the addition of graduate transfer Lexus Spears (Jacksonville, Fla.) to the 2018-19 roster. Spears is a 6’2” forward from Jacksonville, Fla., transferring from Morgan State.
“Lexus possesses a rare combination of size, power and agility,” shared head coach Brittney Ezell. She is a dominating force in the paint on both ends of the floor. What stuck out to me the most during her recruitment was her eagerness to continue to improve and her desire to be a part of our championship pursuit at ETSU. Lexus is a great fit for our program. We are looking forward to having her join our Buccaneer family.”
During her senior year at Morgan State, Spears was named to the All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) second team. She started in all 29 games and led her team in scoring with an average of 14.1 points (7th in MEAC), field goal percentage at .540 percent (1st in MEAC) and recorded a team-leading 20 blocks. Spears also totaled 36 steals and six assists on the season.
The Jacksonville native reached double figures in scoring 24 times during her senior campaign, including the last 11 games to cap off the regular season. She tallied three double-doubles and five 20-point games, including a career-high 25 points on 11-of-14 shooting in their home finale against Coppin State. Spears set a career-high of 16 rebounds against Bethune-Cookman and also had 15 points and two steals during this performance.
Throughout her senior year, she was a three-time MEAC Player of the Week and was also a three-time College Sports Madness MEAC women’s basketball player of the week.
Spears started in all three games she played during her junior year before suffering a season-ending injury. During her three games, she averaged 7.7 points and 4.3 rebounds per game, totaling 23 points, 13 rebounds, two blocks and two assists.
In high school, Fountain was a two-sport letterwinner in volleyball and basketball, where she
averaged 10 points and seven rebounds per game as a senior at Sandalwood High School. She helped her team to a district title and a Florida Class 8A Regional semifinal appearance and garnered first team All-Gateway Conference honors.