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East Nicolaus’ David Earhart takes a free-throw during a game.

 

Before every game, players must put on there uniforms, for most it’s their identity, but for Spartan David Earhart, it’s a legacy. 

David is a fifth generation basketball player at East Nicolaus and he hasn’t allowed the big shoes to fill, overwhelm him. 

“It’s a pretty big deal, but at the same time, you have to make sure you’re doing everything you can to get better,” said Earhart, a junior at East Nicolaus. 

This past summer, Earhart really wanted to make a difference on the court. 

And made a difference he has... the player most will recognize by his unique ‘00’ jersey number has been able to average 23.6 points a game while also averaging 13.6 minutes per game. 

Earhart currently has notched over 25 points in a game seven times this season, including a season high 40 points on Dec. 27 against Faith Christian. 

“He’s really evolved as a basketball player in the last couple years and I couldn’t be more proud of him,” said Tyson Earhart, father and coach to David. 

Moving forward, David plans on keeping basketball in his life as he wants to continue to play at the next level. 

“I’ve thought about playing at the next level a lot. There are a lot of expectations, but I feel that if I can keep training as hard as I did this past summer it should be within reach,” said Earhart. 

When David looks back on his career at East Nicolaus thus far, his favorite moment was getting moved up his freshmen year. 

“It was quite the experience. Being able to dress out with them, my freshmen year was awesome. It made me realize anything is possible if I set my mind to it,” Earhart said. 

The East Nicolaus basketball team will be back in action on Jan. 16 when they take on Hamilton.