22 - Justin Sears
Justin Sears
Height: 6-8
Weight: 205
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Plainfield, N.J.
High School: Plainfield
Position: F
Major: Undeclared
Residential College: Silliman

2013-14: First team All-Ivy selection… First Yale sophomore to earn first team recognition since Chris Dudley ’87 in 1985 and only the third in school history… Named to the NABC District 13 first team… Finished third in the Ivy League in scoring (16.9 ppg.), fourth in rebounding (6.8 rpg.), sixth in field goal percentage (.517), seventh in steals (1.2 per game) and second in blocked shots (62)… Ninety offensive rebounds were the most in the league… His 244 free throw attempts and 170 free throws made were both the second most in a single season in school history… Averaged 19.5 points in 14 Ivy games, which tied for the league lead… Averaged a league best 7.9 rebounds in Ivy games… Over final four games of regular season, averaged 25 points and nine rebounds, highlighted by a 28-point, 13-rebound performance against Harvard… Named to the postseason CollegeInsider.com all-tournament team… Averaged 15.3 points in four tournament games… Missed the championship game with an injury… Scored in double figures in 27 games and posted eight double-doubles… Five time Ivy League Player of the Week selection… Recipient of the team’s Dutch Arnold (MVP) and George McReynolds (Defense) Awards… Scored 31 points on 13-of-16 shooting from the field at Providence… Dunk against Harvard was selected No. 7 in ESPN SportsCenter’s top-10 plays of the day.

2012-13: Fourth highest scoring (9.5 ppg.) freshman in the Ivy League…Finished sixth overall in field goal percentage (.489) and eighth in rebounding (5.3 rpg.)… Grabbed 78 offensive rebounds, second most in the league… Tied for the team lead in rebounding and second in scoring… Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week after scoring 18 points in win over Brown… Led team in rebounding in 11 games and in scoring in seven games… Scored the winning basket on a put back in the final seconds of a 64-62 victory at Bryant… First career double-double (10 points, 12 rebounds) came against Army… Scored a team-high 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting against Florida… Recipient of the John C Cobb Award as team’s rookie of the year.

Before Yale: Earned first team all-state, all-area and all-county honors as a senior at Plainfield High School… Had 1,048 points and 1,063 rebounds in his career… Second player in school history to score over 1,000 points and grab more than 1,000 rebounds… Averaged 13.4 points, 12.0 rebounds and 3.2 blocks as a senior… Helped lead Plainfield to two New Jersey Tournament of Champion title games where it lost to national power St. Anthony’s both times… Plainfield won two Group 3 state championships… Played with Villanova point guard Tyrone Johnson and Fairleigh Dickinson’s Sekou Harris… Played for New Jersey Demons AAU team.

Personal: Graduated from the Academy for Information Technology but since it didn’t have a basketball team, played for Plainfield… Has played tennis since the age of four… Didn’t start playing basketball until eighth grade.

Year gp-gs fg-fga pct  3fg-3fga pct  ft-fta pct  rpg  pts ppg  Ast blk
2012-13 29-15 107-219 .489 0-3 .000 62-106 .585 5.3 276 9.5 25 17
2013-1432-30183-354.5174-12.333170-244.6976.854016.94662
Career61-45290-573.5064-15.267232-350.6636.181613.47179


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