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Tavares Speaks

Class: Senior
Position: G
Height: 6-4
Weight: 185

Previous School: Green Hope (Cape Fear CC)

Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.

2012 (Jr.)
• Appeared in all 32 games, starting 27
• Fifth on the team in scoring, averaging 10.2 points per game
• Second on the team with 37 steals
• Posted double-digit scoring figures in 19 games
• Finished with six points in his Liberty debut versus No. 19 Texas A&M (Nov. 9)
• Led Liberty with 18 points in his Vines Center debut against Randolph College (Nov. 11)
• Paced the Flames with 16 tallies while adding six rebounds and two steals at Georgia State (Nov. 26)
• Recorded 16 points and three steals versus UNC Wilmington (Dec. 6)

• 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

• Son of James and Ella Speaks
• Majoring in Biblical studies
• Birthday is Jan. 27