24 Chris Spatola
Chris Spatola

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Babylon, N.Y.

High School:
Lawrence Academy (Mass.)/USMAPS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 163

Position:
Guard

Experience:
3VL

Major:
English



Three-time letterman ... team captain ... outstanding guard who ranks among the Academy's career leaders in a host of categories ... one of the best players in the Patriot League ... deadly outside shooter with explosive scoring potential ... keeps himself in tremendous physical condition and sees a wealth of playing time ... can play point guard when necessary, giving the coaching staff diversity in the backcourt ... closed junior year ranked 19th on Army's career scoring list with 1,081 points ... is tied for second on the Academy's career three-point basket list (167) and stands tied for 10th on the all-time Patriot League chart ... owns 231 career assists, placing him seventh all-time at West Point ... career three-point percentage of .384 stands fourth on the career ladder ... product of the USMA Prep School.

As a junior: started all 28 games, pushing consecutive games started streak to 72 ... closed year ranked 19th on Army's career scoring list with 1,081 points ... is tied for second on the Academy's career three-point basket list (167) and stands tied for 10th on the all-time Patriot League chart ... owns 231 career assists, placing him seventh all-time at West Point ... led Army and Patriot League in scoring at 18.5 ppg. ... was first Army player ever to lead loop in scoring ... was second on team with 78 assists and tied for second with 22 steals ... averaged 2.4 rpg. ... named second-team All-Patriot League, earning first postseason honor for an Army player since George Tatum (first team) and Seth Barrett (second team) in 1999 ... entered final week of season ranked 64th in nation in scoring and eighth in free throw percentage ... shot .406 from the field, .423 from three-point range and .898 at the line ... his three-point shooting rate was the fourth best total at Army since the shot's inception in 1986-87 ... boosted his career three-point percentage to .384, fourth on the all-time Army chart ... his season free throw rate was second-highest total ever at Army ... finished campaign with 71 three-pointers, fourth most ever ... posted 23 double-digit scoring outings, including a dozen 20-point games ... his 20-point efforts featured three 30-point nights and one 40-point outburst ... exploded for career-high 43 points in thrilling 104-103 overtime road victory over Lafayette ... scored 33 points against Albany and 31 in home loss to Lehigh ... torched Navy for 29 points at West Point, 26 points in Annapolis during regular season and 24 markers in the Patriot League Tournament ... finished year with 10 straight double-digit outings ... scored in double figures in 11 of 12 Patriot League games ... averaged 21.2 ppg. in league tilts ... made 7 of 16 three-point attempts in his 43-point game at Lafayette ... that tied for the fourth highest single-game three-point basket total at Army since the shot's inception in 1986-87 ... converted at least one three-pointer in 27 games, including the campaign's final 14 ... failed to hit a long-range shot at Colgate in Patriot League opener ... earned Patriot League "Player of the Week" honors twice ... played all 40 minutes of regulation nine times ... appeared for all 50 minutes of double-overtime loss at Albany ... compiled 1,044 minutes played and an average of 37.3 mpg. ... both of those totals are the most by a Black Knight since Kevin Houston amassed 1,156 minutes and a 39.9 mpg. average in 1986-87.

As a sophomore: Led the Black Knights in scoring and started every contest at point guard ... averaged 12.1 ppg. and 2.2 rpg. ... also topped squad in assists (91), three-point baskets (50), foul shooting (.827) and minutes (1,004) ... became first Black Knight since Kevin Houston in 1986-87 to play more than 1,000 minutes in a season ... averaged 35.9 mpg. ... appeared for 35 or more minutes in 20 games, including eight outings in which he played 40 or more minutes ... finished campaign with 50 three-point baskets, tied for the ninth best single-season effort ... made four three-pointers four times (versus Duke, Long Island, Lehigh and Lafayette) ... ran his consecutive games streak with at least one three-point basket to 34 games before seeing it end against Holy Cross on Feb. 22 ... that streak is the second longest in Academy history ... scored in double figures 18 times, including a streak of 10 successive games in January and early February ... became first Black Knight since Mark Lueking in 1994-95 to hit double digits in 10 straight games ... began that streak with 13 points opposite Columbia ... made smashing debut in Patriot League by torching Lehigh for a career-high 28 points in league opener ... canned 8 of 18 shots that night, including 4 of 8 from beyond the arc ... hit dramatic buzzer-beating three-point basket in Black Knights' next game to give squad thrilling 58-55 home win ... was named Patriot League "Player of the Week" following Lehigh and Colgate outings ... finished with 22 points in home loss to Lafayette ... also had 20 points in early season defeat at Cornell ... pulled down career-high seven rebounds at Lafayette in February ... dished out career-high eight assists versus Bethany ... also credited with seven assists opposite Cornell ... tallied 18 points against Manhattan, including a 9-for-9 showing from the free throw line ... posted 10 points in home loss to Lehigh, becoming just fifth sophomore in past 10 seasons to surpass 500 career points.

As a frehsman: did not miss a game while earning a spot on the Patriot League's All-Rookie Team ... was the third highest scoring freshman in the league ... began season in a reserve role but moved into starting lineup midway through the year, opening with the lead cast in the final 16 tilts ... averaged 8.3 ppg. and 1.5 rpg. ... averaged a team-high 29.3 minutes per game ... was the squad's leading plebe point-producer and listed third on the team in scoring ... stepped up his play in league competition, averaging 10.1 points per outing ... listed second on the team with 62 assists and was fourth with 24 steals ... shot a torrid .416 from the field and .804 from the charity stripe ... made his name from beyond the three-point arc, nailing 46 of 109 attempts ... led the Patriot League in three-point shooting, hitting at a .422 clip ... that effort lists as the fourth best single season performance in Academy history ... hit at least two three-pointers in 10 of his 16 starts ... reached double digits in points on 11 occasions, including five of the season's final six games ... blistered Cornell for a season-high 26 points in his finest performance of the year ... made six three-point shots in that outing, tied for the eighth best single game long-range performance at Army ... also played all 40 minutes, dishing out four assists with just one turnover ... potted 23 points in Army's home win over Colgate, making five treys ... played 35 or more minutes on 12 occasions, and played all 40 minutes four times.

High School/USMAPS: played for his father at Lawrence Academy in Massachusetts ... averaged 20.3 ppg., 5.2 rpg., 4.3 apg. as a senior ... posted shooting percentages of .427 from floor, .879 from line, .394 from three-point land ... earned four varsity letters ... team captain final two seasons ... All-New England selection during junior and senior years ... closed career as school's all-time leading scorer with 1,157 points ... McDonald's All-America nominee ... earned four additional varsity letters in cross country ... played for head coach John Pike at USMA Prep School in 1997-98 ... averaged 18.0 ppg., 2.1 rpg., 4.7 apg. ... posted shooting percentages of .362 from floor, .798 from line, .366 from three-point land ... team tri-captain ... named squad's co-most valuable player.

Personal: given name is Christopher Michael Spatola ... father lettered in basketball at St. John's University ... majoring in English.

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