ONLY ON WWAY: Addison Spruill calls arrest ‘learning experience’


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Former Pender High and UNCW basketball player Addison Spruill is trying to get his professional hoops life back on track after criminal charges nearly derailed his basketball career.

As we told you Monday, a felony charge was recently dismissed. Now he’s sharing his side of the story.

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In March, police cited Spruill for speeding and simple possession of marijuana while he was driving for Uber. They also served him with a felony warrant for aiding and abetting in intimidating a witness.

With the felony charge dropped, Spruill says his marijuana charge should be as well.

He says he’s taking the experience as one to learn from for himself and others.

“I just learned that things happen,” Spruill said. “You can get through situations if you just stay focused. The right things will happen for you. Situations like this happen sometimes. You’re in the wrong place at the wrong time, but you have to learn from it.”

Spruill looks forward to moving past this situation and getting back to basketball. With the recent dismissal, Spruill is continuing to get interest by several teams after already playing overseas and in the NBA’s G League.