Hal Lear, one of the greatest players in Temple basketball history, will have his uniform No. 6 retired in a ceremony at halftime of Temple's Jan. 30 game against Richmond at the Liacouras Center.
The lefthanded guard will join his backcourt mate Guy Rodgers (5), Mark Macon (12) and Bill Mlkvy (20) to have his number retired.
Lear played his high school ball at Overbrook and is one of only three Temple players - Macon and Rodgers are the others - to average 20 or more points in two seasons. He averaged 22.2 points per game in 1954-55 and 24.0 in 1955-56. His 745 points that season remain a Temple single-season record.