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Bryce is Right
Men's Basketball

Bryce Aiken

Aiken was the cherry on the top for Harvard, who nabbed the New Jersey alum near the end of the recruiting calendar when Aiken gave his verbal commitment shortly after visiting campus last October.

Christian Juzang
Men's Basketball

Christian Juzang

Juzang had a quiet recruiting process, committing to join fellow rising freshman Chris Lewis last May.

Justin Bassey
Men's Basketball

Justin Bassey

Justin Bassey joined the team early in the recruiting process, coming in scarcely two months after fellow recruit Chris Lewis.

Chris Lewis
Men's Basketball

Chris Lewis

Lewis was the first big recruit to commit to Harvard, having made his decision in January 2015. At the time, he was ranked 44th in his class, making him the highest-ranked recruit ever to commit to Harvard.

Henry Welsh
Men's Basketball

Henry Welsh

Welsh was the final addition to the Harvard class, signing last mid-October shortly after taking his official visit to the university.

On to the Big Leagues
Football

Evaluating Football's 2016 Graduates' NFL Hopes Going Into Training Camps

The NFL draft has quickly become an important event on the Harvard sporting calendar. Despite falling short of hopes that multiple players might be drafted this year, the Crimson placed four players on NFL training camp rosters, no small feat

Men's Basketball

How Ivy League Player Makai Mason Stacks Up to Past NBA Prospects

With the deadline approaching, men’s basketball beat writer David Freed takes a look at how Mason compares to previous NBA draft prospects.

Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Senior Patrick Steeves to Continue Playing at George Washington

​After a long search, graduating senior Patrick Steeves will extend his playing career for at least one more year at George Washington University.

Moving On
Men's Basketball

How Patrick Steeves Fits at George Washington

Men’s basketball beat writer David Freed takes a look at how Steeves will fit in for the 2015-2016 NIT champions, who finished fourth in the Atlantic 10 a year ago.

Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Predicted as Top-Ten Mid-Major

With nearly six months to go until the season starts, the pundits have already begun to line up behind the Harvard men’s basketball team.

The New McCarthyism
Men's Basketball

Male Rookie of the Year Runner-Up: Tommy McCarthy

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.

Behind the Steeves
Men's Basketball

Male Comeback Athlete of the Year: Patrick Steeves

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.

Netting Talent
Men's Basketball

Beating the Big Dogs: How Harvard Assembled a Top-Ten Recruiting Class

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?

Year in Sports

The Subtle Influences of Sport

For such an athlete-heavy student population, athletics is a small part of Harvard’s culture

Men's Basketball

No. 2 Men's Basketball Prospect Wendell Carter Jr. Plans Official Harvard Visit

Carter Jr., who has been ranked among the top 10 prospects for the Class of 2017 all year, listed Harvard alongside Duke, North Carolina, Kansas, and Kentucky as his choices last weekend at the Nike EYBL.