Tuesday, September 27, 2011

UPDATED: Harvard lands another recruit

(UPDATE: For the second straight day, Harvard landed a commitment from a recruit with plenty of high-major interest. This time lefty point guard Siyani Chambers, a Minnesota native, pledged for the Crimson. He had schools like Washington State, Nebraska, and Georgia Tech pursuing him.)


They did it again.

The new Ivy League powerhouse once again reached into the national rankings and snagged a player that should be headed to a high-major program.

This time, Harvard landed a commitment from Mike Hall, a 6'10" Georgia native that cracked Rivals Top 150 list for 2012. Hall was on campus for a visit during one of the Crimson's most important weekends in recent memory. They had a number of talented recruits from the Class of 2012 as well as a handful of Top 50 players in the Class of 2013.

"Just the experience I had this weekend [pushed me over the edge]," said Hall, who noted that he had arrived in Cambridge without expecting to make a decision in the near future. "I really enjoyed my experience up there. It just felt like the right fit for me."

"Also, [it was] the fact that I had a really good relationship with Coach Amaker," added Hall, who joins Evan Cummins in Harvard's 2012 recruiting class. “He showed me some film of his style of play. It’s great, and it really seems like a great fit for me."

Earlier this summer, we wrote extensively about Harvard's recruiting and how they managed to get themselves mixed in with some of the best players in the country. Frankly, its quite simple. They are exhaustive in determining the kids that they believe they have a chance to land -- high-academic players that truly care about their education. And once they get their sights on a player, they are relentlessly thorough in recruiting him.

Looks like the tactics worked again.

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