Despite a non-conference schedule reminiscent of years past, the Harvard men’s basketball team looks to kick off it’s 2016-2017 season in unfamiliar fashion—following its annual opening day matchup against MIT at home, the Crimson heads to Shanghai on Nov. 11 to face off against Stanford in the second-ever Pac-12 China Game. Both teams enter the contest coming off lackluster seasons that saw the Crimson finish fourth in the Ivy League and Stanford ninth in the Pac-12.
Mario Haskett, a 6’3’’ guard from Chesterfield, VA, announced via Twitter on Thursday that he would join coach Tommy Amaker’s squad, writing “I’m proud to announce my intentions to commit to Harvard University. #WeSoCrimson.”
With the deadline approaching, men’s basketball beat writer David Freed takes a look at how Mason compares to previous NBA draft prospects.
After a long search, graduating senior Patrick Steeves will extend his playing career for at least one more year at George Washington University.
With three-year starter Siyani Chambers ’16-’17 returning, McCarthy was slated to battle for minutes in the Harvard backcourt. A torn ACL—which led Chambers to drop out of school to retain his eligibility—changed everything, thrusting the freshman into a starting role a year early.
After being one of the most sought after recruits in history for the Crimson, Edosomwan put up less than impressive numbers his first two years with the team, though he turned his game around this season and averaged 13.1 points a game.
Sitting out due to injury his first three years on the team, Steeves roared back senior year, becoming a leader on the court and averaged over 12 points and three rebounds a game.
Harvard coach Tommy Amaker pauses to smile. It’s the last presser of the year and he’s fielding a question he’s been avoiding all year: How did you bring a top-10 recruiting class to Harvard?