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Tavares SpeaksClass: Junior
Previous School: Green Hope (Cape Fear CC)
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
Previous School: Two-year letterwinner at Cape Fear Community College … coached by former Liberty guard and captain Ryan Mantlo (2003-04) … two-time all-conference honoree … first team all-region …regional player of the year … JUCO All-America first team member … two-time regular season champion with the Sea Devils… led Cape Fear to an eighth place finish at the JUCO national tournament.
Prep: Three-year letterwinner at Green Hope … all-freshman team honoree … helped team reach the third round of the state tournament during his junior season … first team all-triangle and all-conference member … led team to independent prep state championship his final season … all-tournament team member … named championship MVP.
Personal: Son of James and Ella Speaks … attends to major in social work at Liberty... birthday is Jan. 27