Eastbrook High SchoolRICK HARNESS Eastbrook HS Furman University
Rick graduated from Eastbrook High School in 1975 and from Furman University in 1979. Rick had an outstanding career in 3 sports at Eastbrook, playing varsity basketball, baseball, and football. He was Chronicle Tribune Baseball Player of the Year in 1974. He had a school record of 5 touchdown passes in one game. In basketball he averaged 25 pts, 8 rebounds, & 6 assists per game his senior year. He graduated as the all-time leading scorer in school history having held that record of 43 years until 2018. Rick was selected for the US Junior Olympic Basketball Team in 1975. He led the team in scoring with 18 pts. per game. The US team went 10-0 winning the Gold Medal. Rick then played 3 years at Furman Univ. 1976-1979. Furman made the NCAA tournament field in 1978, losing to IU 63-62 in 1st round.