The former Clackamas High and CCC standout basketball player heads for Kansas

LINDSBORG, KANSAS — Clackamas High School and Clackamas Community College graduate Spencer Bankofier has signed a letter of intent to play men’s basketball at Bethany College, a NAIA school that competes in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference.

Bankofier, 5-11, was the starting point guard and captain for Clackamas Community College’s basketball team for the 2013-14 season. Bankofier earned all-conference honors both his freshman and sophomore seasons.

During his sophomore year he averaged 12.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 4.8 assists. Bankofier shot 46 percent from field the field, 44 percent on 3-pointers, and 85 percent from the free throw line.

At Clackamas High School, Bankofier started three years at point guard. His senior year he made first-team all-league in the Three Rivers League. He played in the 2010 Oregon Gatorade All-Star Game.

“We are pleased to have Spencer Bankofier continue his education and basketball career at Bethany College,” said Bethany head coach Clair Oleen. “Spencer comes from a great basketball family and had a tremendous sophomore season at Clackamas Community College for Coach Clif Wegner. Spencer is a very good and positive leader who handles and passes the ball very well. In addition, he can really shoot the ball well from three-point range and is a good defender.”

Bankofier plans a business major.

Bethany finished third in the KCAC for the 2013-14 season, receiving votes nationally for a couple weeks. They had the second leading scorer in NAIA on the team in senior Idris Ibn Idris. At 6-5 and 195 pounds, Ibn Idris averaged 27.3 points and 55.6 shooting during the past season. Bethany lost in the 2014 KCAC semifinals to Sterling College.

The Bethany College Swedes were NAIA national runners-up in 2003, and they qualified for the NAIA National Tournament in 1999 and 2000.

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