Clarkston High's Sperry signs with LCSC
Clarkston High School senior Tommy Sperry, whose parents were both standout athletes at Lewis-Clark State College, has signed a letter-of-intent to play for the Warrior men’s basketball team, LCSC assistant coach Austin Johnson announced on Friday.
While Sperry was in the Clarkston High program, the Bantams went to the Washington State Class 2A boys’ basketball tournaments all four years. Clarkston also won the Great Northern League title his junior season and were co-champs his senior year when the team posted a 21-6 record.
The 6-foot-5 Sperry, who will play forward at LCSC, averaged 11.3 points and 7.8 rebounds per game this past season and earned first-team all-league honors. He was a solid performer for the Bantams despite playing the second half of the season with a separated shoulder, which forced him to miss one game and limited his mobility during the second half of the season. Despite this, he still had 22 points and six rebounds in a 2A Region IV Tournament game against Ellensburg.
Johnson said Sperry has great jumping ability and athleticism, which allows him to player taller than he is.
“We are extremely excited to add him to the LCSC program,” Johnson said. “He’s the type of kid you want in your program because of his talent, character, and academic success. Tommy is a winner. He was well coached at Clarkston High by Justin Jones and played with a great group of seniors during his final year in the Bantam program. I believe he can have impact as a player in the program if he continues to work hard and use his abilities to their full potential.”
Sperry’s father Mike played basketball at LCSC in the 1980s for both coaches Dick Hannan and George Pfeifer, and his mother, Tina (nee Blume) played for the Warrior volleyball team in the 80s as well. He also had an uncle, Brian Sperry, who played basketball at Boise State University.
Sperry, who has a younger brother Trevor, is the first signee for the program for next season.