Two-Sport Athlete Helping Team NJABC To Wins

Reporter Mike Sullivan updates the summer of two-sport athlete Harold Spears, who is currently competing for Matt Pauls and the 17 and under Team NJABC AAU program. Spears has helped his team pull off some impressive victories during the July evaluation period ...

Harold Spears, a 6-foot-5, 205-pound two-sport star from The Pennington School in Pennington, New Jersey, continues to make progress in his individual basketball game. He's been a key player for the terrific success of Matt Pauls' 17 and under Team NJABC AAU program.

The Team NJABC 17 and under team has won nine of 10 games over the past two weeks. They won thre of four games, losing to the New York Panthers in the quarterfinal playoff game at the Summer Classic.

Spears is used at several positions for Pauls.

In the Super 16 held at Quinnipiac, Team NJABC, won its two games against the Boston Warriors and New Heights.

And this week in the Joe Brown Memorial tournament run by the Playaz Club of New Jersey, Team NJABC ran through the field, going 5-0. With Spears' help, Pauls' program won the tournament, defeating Team Philly in the final after upending the New York Panthers in the semis.

"We've gotten a complete team effort, everyone on the team has contributed," said Pauls. "Harold is part of it. His play gets better every game."

The next events for Spears and the Team NJABC program are the Super Showcase in Orlando, Florida from July 24th-27th and their own event/along with New Heights at St. John's University at the end of this month.

Spears previously landed a basketball offer from Lafayette. He also has interest from Rider, Bucknell, La Salle, Stony Brook, Princeton, Cornell, and Yale.


Harold is also a football player. We previously reported where the interest stands with him regarding football.

He can run the 40 in 4.6 seconds. Pauls told us that a number of BCS school, Connecticut, Rutgers, Pittsburgh, Maryland, and Boston College, were of interest to him.

Spears is also a top notch student. He has a 3.9 grade point average.

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