RGV VIPERS ACQUIRE BO SPENCER IN TRADE WITH DELAWARE

MCALLEN, Texas, March 6, 2014 – Rio Grande Valley Vipers General Manager Gianluca Pascucci announced today that the team has acquired guard Bo Spencer from the Delaware 87ers in exchange for guard B.J. Young.

Spencer (6-1, 190, Nebraska) appeared in 15 games this season with the 87ers. He started the 2013-14 season with the Canton Charge, appearing in 25 games before being traded to Delaware on Jan. 27. This season, Spencer is averaging 11.2 ppg, 3.5 rpg and 3.8 apg. On Feb. 22, he scored a season-high 43 points and 11 assists versus the BayHawks in Delaware’s 135-113 win at Erie. Spencer was the 13th pick overall by the Charge in the 2013 NBA Development League Draft.

Spencer averaged 9.7 points over three seasons from 2007-10 at LSU. Following his junior campaign, he transferred to Nebraska and averaged 15.37 points and shot 87.6 percent from the foul line in 30 appearances during the 2011-12 season.

The Vipers are on the road for back-to-back games at Sioux Falls tonight and Friday, March 7. Tipoff both nights is set for 7 p.m. (CT). RGV fans can watch live on the NBA Development League YouTube channel or listen live on Fox Sports 1700 AM.

About the RGV Vipers and NBA Development League
The two-time champion Rio Grande Valley Vipers are the NBA Development League affiliate of the NBA Houston Rockets. The Vipers won the NBA Development League Championship in 2010 and 2013. In 2013, the Vipers were also named the NBA Development League Development Champions, which recognizes the team that best embodies the NBA D-League’s goals of developing NBA-caliber basketball talent via call-ups and assignments. The NBA Development League is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 14 teams with direct affiliations to NBA franchises, the league offers professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Thirty percent of players in the NBA at the end of the 2012-13 season boasted NBA D-League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. Fans can watch all NBA D-League games on nbadleague.com.