Will sit out the 2017-18 season due to NCAA transfer rules ... From Coach Fargas: "We are extremely excited with the addition of Rakell to the LSU family. She's an explosive player who can attack offensively. Her ability to defend and rebound will be great additions to our system.”
FRESHMAN SEASON (2016-17 AT TEXAS A&M)
Played in 19 games, scoring eight points with 14 rebounds and seven assists ... Scored four points with two blocks against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Dec. 10) ... Had four points with two rebounds against Prairie View A&M (Dec. 28) ... Had two assists in three games and two rebounds in five games ... Had two rebounds against No. 15 UCLA in the NCAA Second Round (Mar. 20) ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Tabbed as the 25th-best player at her position by ESPN's HoopGurlz ... Scored 2,069 points in high school, a Cabrini school record ... Named New Orleans Clarion-Herald Player of the Year twice, and named to Clarion-Herald's Elite Team all four years of high school ... Two-time New Orleans All-Metro selection by the Times-Picayune ... Named all-state three times ... Finished her high school career with 1,365 rebounds, 540 assists, and 405 steals ... Averaged 16.9 points as a senior, earning LHSBCA All-State honors ... Averaged 15.0 points and 10 rebounds as a junior ... Named the New Orleans Metro Area Female Athlete of the Week on Mar. 4, 2015 by the Times-Picayune, after scoring 19 points against No. 12 Peabody and a triple double (23 points, 15 rebounds, 10 blocks) against Bastrop to reach the 4A State Semifinals ... Averaged 13.7 points, 10.4 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 3.5 blocks per game, as a sophomore in 2013-14, reaching the regionals of the state playoffs, and earning all-metro honors by the New Orleans Advocate ... Played middle blocker for Cabrini's state runner-up volleyball team, and earned all-state honors in her final two seasons.
Daughter of Russell and Joyce Spencer ... Born Dec. 14, 1997 ... Has two brothers, Rakeem and Aaron, and a sister, Kendra ... Named to the Beta Honor Roll ... Majoring in Sports Administration.