Edosomwan Keeps an Eye on Harvard

Published by Martin Kessler on February 20, 2013 at 3:13AM

Of the 2195 fans who packed Lavietes Pavilion on Saturday night to watch Harvard top Princeton, one has a particularly large stake in the future of the Crimson men’s basketball program.

Harvard commit Zena Edosomwan was in the stands for Saturday’s contest to cheer on the Crimson.

“I’m just excited to watch these guys play, but at the same time, it’s just, wow,” Edosomwan said. “I’m so excited for the next level. Look at the fans out here today. The crowd was so electric. Just honestly seeing how far the program has come, and how they’re playing, I’m very excited.”

Edosomwan, who turned down offers from Cal, UCLA, Texas, USC, Washington, and Wake Forest when he picked the Crimson last spring, is currently attending Northfield Mount Hermon in western Massachusetts.

Despite the fact that he is currently in the midst of his own season, Edosomwan says he keeps close tabs on the Crimson.

“I’m always keeping track,” he said,

Edosomwan and his teammates at NMH took on Harvard’s club team on Sunday afternoon at Lavietes Pavilion.

The 6’8” forward saw limited minutes in a 84-41 NMH victory. Playing in front of the Harvard coaching staff—including head coach Tommy Amaker—and a smattering of current Crimson players, Edosomwan posted 10 points and 12 boards, according to MaxPreps.com.

Edosomwan did all of his damage in the paint, finishing a variety of put-back and reverse layups.

Staff writer Martin A. Kessler can be reached at martin.kessler@college.harvard.edu. Follow him on Twitter @MartinKessler91.