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Shamari Spears

Salisbury, NC

High School:
Blair (NJ) Academy

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 238



  • Played two years of high school ball at Salisbury (NC) High School, before transferring to Blair Academy prior to the 2003-04 season.
  • Finshed second on Blair's career scoring list (behind Luol Deng); scored more than 2,000 points in three seasons.
  • Grew up playing ball in Salisbury, NC with BC sophomore guard Tyrese Rice.


  • Played in 31 games, making 13 starts; played an average of 21.6 minutes per game.
  • Averaged 7.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game; averaged 6.9 points and 4.0 rebounds per game in league contests.
  • Led or tied for the team lead in rebounding three times, in steals three times, in scoring once, in assists once and in blocked shots once.
  • Scored in double figures 10 times, including one game with more than 20 points.
  • Registered six or more rebounds in each of 10 games; grabbed 10 or more rebounds three times.
  • Recorded two point-rebound double-doubles.
  • Tallied a season-high 23 points and grabbed six rebounds in the season opener against New Hampshire (11/10); shot 8-for-10 from the field and 7-for-11 from the foul line.
  • Totaled 11 points and 12 rebounds in a home win over Sacred Heart (12/17).
  • Notched 10 points and 13 rebounds in a home win over Northeastern (12/31).
  • Scored 17 points in 24 minutes of action against Yale (1/3).
  • Registered nine points and 10 rebounds in a home win over Miami (1/16).
  • Tallied 14 points and six rebounds in a season-high 36 minutes of action at Clemson (1/20); shot 6-for-8 from the field.
  • Posted 12 points and five rebounds at Duke (1/28).
  • Totaled eight points and seven rebounds in the team's one-point win at Florida State (2/11).
  • Shot a perfect 4-for-4 from the field and 4-for-4 from the foul line in a 12-point effort at Georgia Tech (3/4).


  • Earned All-Prep second-team honors as a senior at Blair Academy.
  • Averaged 26.0 points and 10.0 rebounds per game in 2005-06.
  • Played in the 2006 Jordan Classic; registered 17 points and two rebounds in 11 minutes of action to help lead the Suburban team to a 140-125 win over the City team.
  • Averaged 25.0 points and 10.0 rebounds per game as a junior.
  • Gained All-Metro New York fourth-team accolades in 2004-05.
  • Played for head coach Joe Mantegna.
  • Played his AAU ball with NY Elite; teamed with fellow freshman Daye Kaba.
  • Scored a career-high 55 points for Salisbury (against East Davidson) during the 2002-03 season.


  • Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences.
  • Shamari is the son of Ruthie Jones and Luke Fisher.
  • Born on October 7, 1986.

    Points: 23 vs. New Hampshire (11-10-06)
    Rebounds: 13 vs. Northeastern (12-31-06)
    Assists: 4 - twice
    Steals: 3 vs. Sacred Heart (12-17-06)
    Blocked Shots: 1 - four times
    FGM: 8 vs. New Hampshire (11-10-06)
    FTM: 7 - three times
    Minutes: 36 at Clemson (1-20-07)

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