Chambers Commits to Harvard

Published by Dennis J. Zheng on September 27, 2011 at 3:11AM
JUDGE'S CHAMBERS

2012 point guard Siyani Chambers committed to joining the future Harvard class of 2016 on Monday.

After one of the most important weekends in Harvard men’s basketball history, the dominoes continue to fall in the Crimson's favor.

Following his official visit to Cambridge a few days ago, Siyani Chambers, a 5’11, 160-lb point guard out of Hopkins High School (Minn.) committed to Harvard yesterday—the same day that fellow visitor Mike Hall of Woodward Academy (Ga.) also gave his word to Crimson coach Tommy Amaker.

“I just really liked the community and the players and the coaching staff and thought it was going to be a great fit for me,” said Chambers, rated a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and an 88 by ESPN.com.

Jeff Borzello of CBSSports.com told The Crimson last week that Chambers is a “lefty point guard, quick, good floor leader ... he knows how to move the ball, he’s getting better on his shot. I think he’s a really solid point guard, and he would be a good fit for Harvard. He could run the show for four years.”

Neal Nieves of C2CRecruiting.com tweeted, "No clue why more schools didn't offer Chambers. Kid is going to be a very good point guard for Harvard. ... When Harvard is making it's elite 8 run in 4 years and Chambers is running things, then they will say damn I should have offered him."

Chambers said his final two schools were Harvard and the University of California, Davis.

“Now the pressure’s off about trying to find a college to go to, and I can just worry about playing basketball,” he said.

He joins the 6'10 Hall and Evan Cummins of Northfield Mount Hermon (Mass.) in Amaker's latest recruiting class.