Harvard getting it done on the recruiting trail
October, 12, 2010
By Mike LaPlante, ESPN Recruiting
Princeton and Penn have dominated the court in the illustrious history of the Ivy League. Since 1960, Penn or Princeton has won or shared the conference championship 43 times in 50 years. Other teams have had their runs (Cornell the past three seasons), but no one has been able to duplicate the consistent level of talent and success of Penn or Princeton. Harvard has been playing basketball for 110 years and in that time they have only participated in one NCAA Tournament (1946). Although it is generally considered one of the most, if not the most, prestigious learning institutions in the world that glowing fact has not translated into attracting top level basketball players to campus. Enter head coach Tommy Amaker, who, like most coaches do, said at his introductory press conference, "I'm looking forward to the challenges ahead and to creating some special moments for Harvard basketball." It seems like he is on the verge of delivering.