Head Coach Tommy Amaker will also have a strong prospect in Justin Bassey joining the program from the class as well. He received an ESPN grade of 79 and ranked 3rd in the state of Colorado. In addition to all of the fresh talent joining the program, it can't be overlooked that senior point guard Siyani Chambers will now be rejoining the program after last season's knee injury.
“Having Siyani back is big and we're ready to welcome him back," said Assistant Coach Brian Eskildsen. "Obviously being a senior with all of his success we look forward to having him back out there. He's been doing well with his rehab and looks ready to go." Chambers is a three-time All-Ivy League performer and former conference Rookie of the Year. Most importantly, though, he brings the needed experience and leadership necessary to shape the culture of a program that's retooling with youth.
When I tell you something is brewing in Cambridge, I really mean it.
Those that follow the high school recruitment circuit closely have noticed there are only two schools in contention for the nation's Top 5 prospect, Wendell Carter. One is Duke; the other...Harvard.
According to 247Sports, Harvard is warm in the process and Carter’s mother has been quoted as saying “I really think ... Harvard has a better shot than people think. I think Harvard has a better shot than they even think. I really do." (Source: Aaron Torres, Fox Sports). Many think Wendell Carter is a one & done type of player. I’ve personally compared him to Chris Webber; however, do prospects sign at Harvard just to be a one & done? It seems that Harvard doesn't seem to be too concerned with the one & done speculation. “The goal is to always get the best players who can get admitted and do the work when they get here. We (Harvard Basketball) put ourselves in position to get these players. When you beat big teams while competing in big games on TV, people take notice. They then see us in a different light” as stated by Coach Eskildsen.
Trevon Duval is headed to IMG for his last and final stop of his high school career. He's headed to IMG in order to improve his overall game. He's not a finished product in my opinion. Many people compare him to Russell Westbrook and Derrick Rose, but I think he has the opportunity to be better than both All-Stars. I wouldn't call Trevon a pure point guard, but a guard who is basically unstoppable with the ball in his hand at this level of basketball. At the next, level he will need to improve on his decision making, jump shooting, and being fully committed on the defensive end. He has the size, explosiveness, strength, athleticism, and play making ability to be a star in college, then the pros. He's currently down to his top 9 schools which include St. John's, Seton Hall, Maryland, Arizona, Villanova, Kansas, USC, Cal, and Oregon. Who ever lands him will be instantly considered a favorite to make a push for the National Championship.