- Not to be confused with Hal Greer, another basketball player.
January 31, 1935|
|Died||June 25, 2016
White Plains, New York
|Listed height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Listed weight||163 lb (74 kg)|
|High school||Overbrook (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)|
|NBA draft||1956 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall|
|Selected by the Philadelphia Warriors|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Harold C. "Hal" Lear, Jr. (January 31, 1935 – June 25, 2016) was an American basketball player.
A 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) guard born in Philadelphia, Lear starred at Temple University in his hometown during the 1950s. He earned the NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player in 1956 after leading Temple to the Final Four, where they lost to the University of Iowa.
After college, Lear was selected by the Philadelphia Warriors with the seventh pick of the 1956 NBA draft. His NBA career was brief, however: he appeared in just three games during the 1956–57 NBA season and scored four points.
- NCAA Postseason History at BradleyRD Member Page, AOL.com
- Hal Lear. basketball-reference.com
- Hunt, Donald (January 25, 2013). "Temple's Lear joins select few with retired jersey". phillytrib.com.
- Pompey, Keith (June 26, 2016). "Philly hoops legend Hal Lear passes away". philly.com.
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