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Harvard snapshot, so far

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Mick Ronson, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

    Sep 29, 2005
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    remembering just now Tommy Amaker is the HU coach....and that the Crimson sent a player to the NBA last year.

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    Harvard team report:

    Tommy Amaker got Harvard back to the postseason a year ago. Now, the Crimson is looking to take the next step—win the Ivy League for the first time in school history.
    That’s right. The Crimson has never won the Ivy or appeared in the NCAA Tournament. But fresh off a trip to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament last March, Amaker looks to have the pieces in place to replace three-time champion Cornell atop the league standings.


    Of course, he’ll have to replace arguably the best player in school history to do so.
    Jeremy Lin went straight from campus to the NBA, signing a deal with the Golden State Warriors. He was one of the most electrifying players to hit the Ivy League in years, and there’s no one player who Amaker can plug into the backcourt to replicate Lin’s abilities on both ends of the court.

    He does, however, have a deep and talented roster. The frontcourt features the reigning Ivy League Rookie of the Year in Kyle Casey, who leads the returning players in scoring and rebounding. Keith Wright has battled injuries and illness through his first two years on campus, but he is one of the best forwards in the league when healthy.

    The backcourt returns Brandyn Curry, who emerged late in the season as a very good distributor and defender. Oliver McNally was a steadying force a year ago, and Christian Webster led the team in 3-pointers. Add Max Kenyi and Dee Giger, plus promising incoming freshman Laurent Rivard, and there are a lot of options available to take Lin’s minutes.
    Injuries were a problem a year ago, and early signs aren’t good for 2009-10 either. Casey will be out until late November with a broken foot, and Brandyn Curry is coming off minor knee surgery. But if Harvard can stay healthy, this could be the year the Crimson finally get to dance.

    Harvard’s spot in the CollegeInsider.com marked a new milestone for the program. The last time the Crimson had made the postseason prior to last year was in 1946.
    The Crimson elected Keith Wright and Oliver McNally as team captains for the 2010-11 season.
    Tommy Amaker’s squad is considered one of the Ivy League favorites despite the fact that it’s still one of the youngest teams in the league. There are no seniors on the roster and only three juniors.
    Last Year: 21-8 overall, 10-4 in the Ivy League
    Head Coach: Tommy Amaker, 14th year as head coach (43-44 at Harvard; 220-182 career)
    Quote To Note: “It could have been worse, so I’m just trying to stay optimistic, but it’s pretty bad news for myself and my team.”—F Kyle Casey, in the Harvard Crimson, on a broken foot he suffered in October.

    Probable Starting Lineup: PG Brandyn Curry, SG Christian Webster, G Oliver McNally, PF Kyle Casey, PF Keith Wright
    Lineup Breakdown: Harvard had miserable luck with injuries a year ago but has a lot of depth at the ready if that occurs again. Andrew Van Nest and Jeff Georgatos will come off the bench in the frontcourt, though neither offers the physicality of the two starters. Max Kenyi and Dee Giger are veteran options in the backcourt.
    Scouting The Newcomers: Tommy Amaker has always been a very good recruiter, and once again has a strong freshman class. Seven-footer Ugo Okam will be a load for any Ivy League opponent to handle in the paint, and James Moore could also see time in the frontcourt. High school teammates Laurent Rivard and Matt Brown join the Crimson backcourt.
    Roster Report:
    F Kyle Casey broke his foot in a pickup game in early October. He was expected to be sidelined from six to eight weeks.
    —G Brandyn Curry underwent knee surgery in April to repair a partially torn patella tendon. He was expected to be able to go through early practices.
    A pair of players dropped off the roster prior to the start of practice. Forward Spencer de Mars and guard Peter Edelson would have been reserves this season, though neither played much last year as freshmen.

    Last edited: Nov 24, 2010
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  2. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

    Sep 29, 2005
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    some great names for H:

    Ugo Okam
    Laurant Rivard
    Spencer De Mars (off team)
    Dee Giger
    Jeff Georgatos (say that 5 times fast).

    this is a team that is predicted to challenge for the Ivy League title...we better show up or the road woes continue.
  3. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

    Jul 21, 2009
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    we better beat these nerds.

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