The 6-foot-2, 182-pound senior guard averaged 18.8 points and 5.6 rebounds per game this past season, leading the Tigers (28-6) to the Class 4A sectional final. He also contributed 5.3 assists and 1.5 steals per game. A McDonald’s All-American Game selection, Fears played as a sophomore and junior at La Lumiere School in LaPorte, Ind. He’s ranked as the nation’s No. 20 recruit in the Class of 2023 by ESPN.com.
Fears has maintained a B average in the classroom. He has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball on scholarship at Michigan State University this fall.
Fears has volunteered locally as a Tiger Tots supervisor at a childcare development program at Joliet West High. He has also donated his time as a member of the Black Student Union and as a youth basketball coach.