Shamari Spears To Play In ACC

Shamari Spears took an unofficial visit this weekend and that was all he needed. The 6-foot-5 ½ forward is headed to the ACC.

Shamari Spears, a native of North Carolina, committed to the Boston College Eagles during a weekend unofficial visit. The combo forward, who plays for Joe Mantegna at Blair Academy in New Jersey, selected the Eagles after listening to pitches from Charlotte, Virginia, Marquette and St. John's.

"It's a good fit with lots of playing time," Spears told Scout.com on his way back from the visit. Spears is a native of the ACC region, having grown up in Salisbury, N.C., prior to leaving for the Jersey-based school.

As a junior, Spears averaged 23 points for Blair Academy. Most draw the P.J. Tucker comparison when talking about Spears because he's somewhat of an undersized power forward who can play inside and out on the perimeter.

In fact, Spears said, one of the reasons why he liked Boston College so much was because the Eagles didn't seem hung up on him being undersized at all. In fact, Boston College has a history of taking "undersized" guys, coaching them and turning them into very productive players for their program.

Spears will return to Boston for his official visit the weekend of Sept. 17th and at that time the Eagles will likely bring in a variety of prospects for their football game against Florida State.

Having grown up in ACC country but not getting the attention from the in-state schools, Spears once again evokes the Tucker comparison for motivation. "The North Carolina schools passed on me just like P.J. Tucker."

Don't think Spears won't relish the chance to play against the "Big Four" from his home state.


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