This week’s In the Locker Room peeks into the life of the man whom
some call the Kobe Bryant of Oberlin. Junior Quinton Spencer led the Oberlin
Yeomen basketball squad to their first win of the season in a triple overtime
game in which Spencer racked up a spectacular 47 points and 12 rebounds to
record an impressive double-double. We discussed many things, from his amazing
performance to his diet. We were also blessed by a surprise visit from
men’s lacrosse super stud junior Bryan Harfenist.
MT: Quinton, go over exactly what was going on in your head as you
achieved a milestone in Oberlin College sports.
QS: Well, to be honest,
nothing was really going through my mind. I was just playing the game. I did not
realize how many points I had until someone told me after the game.
MT: You had no idea that you had just tied a school record with 47
QS: No, it just seems that on nights when you score a lot you
don’t realize it, unlike nights where you think you’re putting up a
ton on the scoreboard and really you have little... (trails off as Bryan
Harfenist approaches the table)
BH: Hey, what’s going on?
MT: This is an interview with Quinton Spencer.
BH: Oh yeah? You scored 47 points in one
game. That’s really good, congratulations.
QS: Thank you.
I’m going to class.
MT: Thanks, “men’s lacrosse star Bryan Harfenist,” for
BH: You’re welcome and I will see you guys later.
MT: Now, Quinton, some people around campus have been comparing you to
Kobe Bryant. For those who don’t know, Kobe had 81 points in a recent game
and has had multiple 40 point games this season. How do you respond to such a
QS: Well, Kobe is a great player and everything, but I
personally would rather be compared to Dwayne Wade of the Miami Heat. His
experience with the Heat has made him a great player and I think right now he is
even better than Lebron James.
MT: Quinton, I notice that you have stitches on your eyelid. Why is this?
Did you have them when you scored 47 points?
QS: Well, some fool thought he
could take a rebound from me in the Wabash game and certainly enough elbows
started to fly. Next thing you know, my eye is cut. Yes, I played with the
stitches in the Hiram game as well as every game since the cut happened.
MT: Quinton, you’re a tank. Most great athletes have a secret diet
and workout that aid in their phenomenal play. Do you have a secret diet?
Yes, I have a very strenuous diet which sticks to the basics of pasta and pizza.
I am very particular about what I eat and put into my body so I keep it simple
with pizza and pasta.
MT: Well what is your favorite food to eat out of your complex
QS: Well, steak I like a lot and also anything fried pretty much. Like
I stated, I’m particular about my food and I don’t leave the four
food groups of pasta, pizza, steak and everything fried.
MT: Yummy! That’s a manly diet if ever there was one. Well,
Quinton, it’s time to ask the question on everyone’s mind. Who is
your favorite superhero?
QS: Spider-Man. I also like the Hulk even though
his movie sucked. Batman’s new movie is pretty cool. I liked that a lot.
MT: Finally, what reflection do you have on this current season?
Well, it’s been frustrating at times, but we are young and we keep
progressing. If there was one word I would use for our team this season it would
have to be consistency.