2021 ACC Academic Honor Roll
Honestly, there is no significance to why I wear the number — I just like the way it looks.
Isaac Spainhour is just the fourth player in school history to wear number 40. He joins Larry Warren (1974-76), Randy Allen (1984-87) and Brandon Allen (2014-18) as players who have worn the number as Seminoles. Warren was Florida State’s leading scorer in 1974 and 1975 and is ranked 38th in school history in scoring. Randy Allen was a member of two NIT teams during his career while Brandon was a member of two NCAA Tournament teams including the Seminoles’ 2018 NCAA Elite Eight team.
My full name is Isaac Mason Shore Spainhour. I actually spent the first two days of my life without a name because my mom wanted to name me Isaac and my dad wanted to name me Mason. As a compromise, my dad agreed to add Shore to my name, which is my mother’s maiden name.
My hometown of King, N.C. is a close and friendly community which allowed me to create a lot of great memories while growing up.
In his second season as a member of the Seminoles after becoming a member of the Florida State Men’s Basketball program in the fall of 2020…worked as hard as any player on the team to learn the Seminoles’ offensive and defensive systems during his first season at Florida State…quickly proved to be one of the Seminoles’ glue guys and one of the top locker room players…a great teammate who will continue to work to earn playing time…can score from all three levels and is a catch-and-shoot wizard…moves well without the basketball – a trait that allows him to be in position to shoot the ball well from all over the floor…makes smart decisions with the basketball…a phenomenal leader…played in the North Carolina Coaches Association All-Star Classic for the West team in 2020…became the first ever player from his high school to be honored to play in the annual All-Star Classic…the game was played at the Greensboro Coliseum…attended the NCAA College Basketball Academy in the summer of 2019…the NCAA College Basketball Academy is a developmental boys academy for prospective student-athletes in the classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022…the academy was designed to give prospective athletes a sample of the college basketball experience…played for the NC Spartans in AAU Basketball…an extremely fundamentally sound player who is considered to be a smart, two-way play at the guard position…relies on his fundamentals for his success…quick and positions himself well on defense which allows him to cause a high amount of turnovers…a strong guard with the ball in his hands who excels in the penetrate and kick brand of basketball…named to the 2021 ACC Academic Honor Roll.
A redshirt season after helping the Seminoles to an 18-7 overall record and an 11-4 record in ACC play…did not appear in any of the Seminoles’ 25 games but was one of Florida State’s top Green team players who helped Florida State advance to the championship game of the ACC Tournament for the fourth time in school history and to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in his career…practiced with the team on a daily basis and travelled to every game with his teammates…the Seminoles’ Green team has gained national prominence as one of the top rotational squads in all of college basketball…alums of the Green Team include 2021 NBA Draft pick RaiQuan Gray.
Graduated from West Stokes High School in 2020…the all-time leading scorer in West Stokes history with 1,880 career points…named to the Western Piedmont All-Conference First Team and to the All-Tournament team during each of his four seasons on the varsity…helped West Stokes to an 83-29 record (.741 winning percentage) during his four seasons on the varsity…helped lead the Wildcats into the state championship tournament in each of his four years at West Stokes…the Western Piedmont 2A Player of the Year in 2020 and the Western Piedmont Tournament Most Valuable Player in 2019 and 2020…led the Wildcats to three consecutive Western Piedmont regular season championships and two conference tournament championships…earned All-Region 11 First Team honors as a senior and All-Region Second Team honors as a sophomore and a junior…helped the Wildcats to the fourth round of the NCHSAA 2A State Playoffs and was eliminated by eventual state champion Shelby High in 2020…named to the All-Stokes County Basketball Team in each of his four seasons on the varsity…was selected to the Winston-Salem Journal’s Northwest Team in the state of North Carolina as a sophomore, junior and a senior…led West Stokes to a 25-5 record and helped the Wildcats advance to the fourth round of the state championship tournament before losing to Shelby High School…scored 32 points on 9-of-16 shooting from the field (including 13-of-15 from the free throw line) in West Stokes’ victory over Walkertown that gave the Wildcats at least a share of the Piedmont Conference regular season championship in 2020…averaged 18.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists per while shooting ,750 from the free throw line and converting 53 three-pointers as a junior…led the Wildcats to a 20-7 record in 2018-19 as a junior.
Born April 10, 2001…Isaac is the son of Tracy and David Spainhour…has four brothers — Josh, Andrew, Noah, and James – and he is second youngest…Isaac is the nephew of Dan Spainhour, the former Florida State Director of Basketball Operations (2005-06)…Dan Spainhour is one of the winningest basketball coaches in North Carolina Boys’ Basketball history with a career record of 483-253…coached Isaac in each of his four varsity seasons at West Stokes…Isaac is also an accomplished tennis player who competed for the West Stokes tennis team…chose to attend Florida State as a preferred walk-on after receiving offers from Bucknell, The Citadel and Roanoke College…major is Sport Management.