Keith Wright '12 Joins Dallas Mavericks Summer League Team

Published by Scott A. Sherman on July 08, 2012 at 7:45PM

First team All-Ivy standout. Harvard basketball co-captain. Not selected in the NBA Draft. Dallas Mavericks summer league team.

Keith Wright ’12 continues to follow in the footsteps of Jeremy Lin ’10.

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Jeremy Lin '10 Signs Rockets' Offer Sheet

Published by Alexander Koenig on July 06, 2012 at 10:25PM

Jeremy Lin ’10 is in the news again. After leaving the USA Select Team to focus on his restricted free agency, the former Crimson guard visited the Houston Rockets on Wednesday. Lin reportedly walked away from that meeting having signed an offer-sheet worth $30 million over the next four years. The deal would be worth a combined $10.2 million in the first two years and then $9.3 million each of the last two years.

This does not mean that Linsanity will be going to Houston though. Rather, it sets the table for the Knicks, who now have three days to match the Rockets’ offer, to keep Lin in New York.

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Jeremy Lin '10 Leaves USA Select Team

Published by Alexander Koenig on July 04, 2012 at 10:12PM

Former Harvard co-captain Jeremy Lin scored a career-high 25 points in last night's New York Knicks win over the Nets.

Last week we reported that Jeremy Lin ’10 was nominated for an ESPY Award for “Breakout Athlete of the Year.” Today, despite his breakthrough performance, his future appears much less certain.

Lin, who had previously been named to the USA Select Team, will not be participating in the Team USA camp beginning July 6. This is because of Lin’s status as a restricted free agent, a status that will remain unchanged until Lin becomes eligible to be signed on July 11. 

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Van Nest '12 To Play for Boston College Next Season

Published by Alexander Koenig on June 30, 2012 at 10:12PM

Former Harvard forward Andrew Van Nest ’12 will be playing for the Boston College Eagles next season as a graduate student fulfilling his last season of eligibility. The 6’10”, 230-pound forward was part of a senior class, along with former co-captains Keith Wright ’12 and Oliver McNally ’12, which oversaw the transition of the Crimson basketball program from traditional doormat to Ivy League champion under the tutelage of Harvard coach Tommy Amaker.

Coming into his freshman season, Van Nest was the highest ranked member of the Class of 2012 to matriculate to Harvard. During his senior season at the prestigious basketball prep school Northfield Mount Herman, high school home to current Crimson standouts Laurent Rivard and Matt Brown, Van Nest received offers from Davidson, Northwestern, and Penn, and was considered by many to be a steal for Amaker and his coaching staff.

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Jeremy Lin up for ESPY Award

Published by Alexander Koenig on June 28, 2012 at 10:12PM

Jeremy Lin’s ’10 mercurial rise from the end of the bench to the cover of Sports Illustrated (twice) was one of the biggest sports stories of 2012. Those two weeks of magic have also been amply rewarded, Lin is likely to land a sizable contract, especially in light of a recent ruling, a spot on the sophomore squad in the All-Star weekend Rising Stars game and even recognition as one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.

The Knick’s guard might just add an ESPY to that list. The ESPYs, sports’ version of the Oscars, will be held on July 11 and can be watched at 9 pm ET on ESPN. Lin is nominated in the “Best Breakthrough Athlete” category and can be voted for here.

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