Harvard men’s basketball center Keith Wright, a former Ivy League Player of the Year and two-time All-Ivy League player has spent much of his Harvard career in the gymnasium working on his array of post moves and more recently, preparing himself to pursue a career in professional basketball. When he’s not in the gym, Wright, a Psychology concentrator in Leverett House, is an avid student looking to become a future couples therapist. We caught up with Wright to ask him a few questions about his aspirations to go into relationship counseling.
Although the playing season is long over, the Twitter season never stops for the captains of the Harvard men’s basketball team.
Last week, we brought you our favorite tweets from co-captain shooting guard Oliver McNally. Apparently, the attention did not go unnoticed, since an incoming captain stepped up his Twitter game this week.
Here are our favorite tweets from the week from and about the Harvard basketball captains.
The post-surgery rehabilitation of Jeremy Lin ’10 just got a little better. On Wednesday morning, Time magazine announced that it included Lin among its annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.
Arne Duncan, the U.S. Secretary of Education, wrote Time’s entry on Lin, commending him for his work ethic and academic success.
“[Lin has dismissed the thought that] being a world-class athlete on the court is somehow at odds with being an excellent student off the court,” Duncan wrote. “Contrary to what you might read, Jeremy, 23, is no overnight sensation—In fact, he achieved success the old-fashioned way: he earned it. He worked hard and stayed humble. He lives the right way; he plays the right way.”
Whether you are a die-hard Harvard basketball fan or just a casual Crimson follower, chances are high that you remember Oliver McNally’s last performance in a Crimson uniform. It was, after all, on TV.
The senior guard and co-captain played a strong game in his team’s second-round NCAA tournament matchup against Vanderbilt. He dished out a game-high seven assists and was even more impressive on the defensive end, sacrificing his body and drawing two momentum-shifting charges. Even though Harvard lost, 79-70, it was an outstanding end to a great career.
Despite the disappointing loss, McNally has moved on to bigger and better things. In recent weeks, the future Harvard grad has dominated a different arena – Twitter.
We at The Back Page have taken notice of McNally’s recent hot streak. Here are our favorites from this past week.
To say sophomore basketball player Laurent Rivard has had a busy year is an understatement. Knocking down 20 points for Harvard in its NCAA tournament game against Vanderbilt, coming in seventh in Crimson history with 127 career three-pointers, and being the third leading-scorer on the Crimson this season are just some of this Canadian sharpshooter’s season highlights. After helping his team get to the Big Dance this spring, the computer science concentrator solidified his spot in Harvard sports history.
But this resident of Cabot House is linked to Crimson athletics in more ways than one. Laurent’s girlfriend Christie DiSilvestro is a sophomore water polo player, and his roommate, and high school teammate, Matt Brown is a fellow guard on the basketball team. Continuing the series, for Love or The Game, we asked Laurent some quick questions, and then quizzed Christie and Matt on what they thought were the correct answers. So who actually knows the sharpshooter better, the baller or the shot-caller?