New Jersey Two-Sport Athlete Will Have Impact

Reporter Mike Sullivan takes a final look at the individual game of Harold Spears, a two-sport athlete from The Pennington School in the state of New Jersey ...

Harold Spears, a 6-foot-5, 205-pound two-sport star (basketball/football) from The Pennington School in Pennington, New Jersey, is likely going to make a very good impact at New Hampshire.

WHAT HAROLD SPEARS SAID OF HIS FUTURE:

"I know they said I could be a tight end or wide receiver," said Spears, who played on both sides of the ball for The Pennington football team as a senior. "But if need be they could move me to defensive end."

Spears, a true team player, said he is patient in finding out where he'll play next season at New Hampshire. "I'm just gonna wait and see what happens," he said.

HIS RECRUITING HISTORY AS A TWO-SPORT ATHLETE:

Spears, who was recruited in both basketball and football, signed a letter of intent to play football at New Hampshire.

Spears averaged over 13 points a game, close to eight rebounds, and three steals per contest.

WHAT MATT PAULS THINKS OF HAROLD SPEARS' INDIVIDUAL GAME: "As his coach for the last five years with Team NJABC, I have watched Harold grow as a player and person, and he is a tremendous young man. "Harold has improved his skill level. He is hitting the perimeter shot more consistently and getting to the rim. He plays primarily on the wing but uses his size to get rebounds."

A SPECIAL STUDENT/ATHLETE:

A terrific student, Spears had a 3.7 GPA and was taking high level college prep courses.


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