Sprayberry signs to play professionally in Finland

Photo credit: Robert Foster
Photo credit: Robert Foster

Karelian Hurmos

BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men's volleyball player, Jeff Sprayberry became the fourth Tornado to sign a professional contract this month when he signed to play with Karelian Hurmos in Finland. Sprayberry is King's all-time leader in kills and will join the team in Joensuu, Finland in August.

"Jeff has worked hard and is deserving to okay at the professional level," King Head Coach Ryan Booher said. "I am so proud of this young man and even happier that he will represent King at the next level. He will be a great asset to their team and I wish him all the best in his next adventure in life."

Sprayberry will travel to Finland in August, and the season runs from January through April. The Hurmos compete in the top Finnish volleyball league.

While at King, Sprayberry was twice named honorable mention All-America by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). He earned All-Conference Carolinas honors three times, including first team recognition each of the last two years. In 2017 he was selected Conference Carolinas Offensive Player of the Year.

At the conclusion of his career, Sprayberry is the all-time leader with 1,249 career kills, and is the only player in program history to reach the 1,000-kill plateau. His career average of 3.40 kills per set ranks second all-time as do his 90 service aces and 528 career digs.

Sprayberry joins Eddie Moushikhian, Joel Salva and Mason Casner as Tornado that have signed professional contracts.