John Sproles

John Sproles

John Sproles (’03) was one of the most prolific shooters in King men’s basketball history. In his career he made 172 three-point baskets, a mark that ranks fifth in school history. He also ranks second in King history in three-point field goal percentage, making 44.9 percent of his attempts from long range. He scored his 1,000th career point on December 1, 2001 in a game against Brevard College and finished his career with 1,307 points, a mark that is in the top 10 in school history.

2002 may have been his best season at King, making 48.0 percent (71-for-148) of his three-point attempts, a mark that is still atop the King record book. That season he averaged 15.2 points per game, the best mark of his career and was selected first team All-AAC. The season prior, 2000-01 he was selected honorable mention All-AAC after averaging 14.6 points per game. Following his playing career, Sproles was an assistant for head coach John Polsgrove during 2003.

Academically, Sproles graduated from King with a 3.1 GPA while majoring in history with a minor in secondary education and was a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Following his graduation he began his teaching career at Sullivan East High School where he also coached basketball with John Dyer. Sproles later earned is Master Degree in Education at Union College in Barbourville, Ky. He now teaches history and is an assistant coach at his alma mater, Tennessee High School where he is also the FCA sponsor.