Tag:Siyani Chambers
Posted on: September 27, 2011 5:01 pm
Edited on: September 27, 2011 5:21 pm

Harvard gets another one in Siyani Chambers

By Jeff Borzello

It’s been two days since Harvard’s big recruiting weekend, and the Crimson have now picked up two commitments.

Siyani Chambers committed to Harvard on Tuesday afternoon, a source told CBSSports.com.

"I felt that it was the right fit for me and I got along with the players and coaches really well," Chambers said. "Also, they have great academics." 

His decision comes only one day after Georgia big man Mike Hall picked the Crimson over plenty of high-major programs. Chambers was no different – major-conference teams from Washington State to Nebraska to Georgia Tech were interested in him. The finalists for his services, though, were UC Davis and UC Santa Barbara.

Chambers, a 5-foot-11 prospect from Hopkins (Minn.), is a pure point guard. The lefty knows how to find teammates in transition or in a half-court setting and is a very solid passer. Chambers can get into the lane to create opportunities for himself or teammates, and he has quick hands defensively.

"I feel that I can help lead and provide energy to and for the team," Chambers said. 

In addition to Chambers and Hall, Harvard also owns a commitment from Northfield Mount Hermon (Mass.) product Evan Cummins.

Photo: Recruiting Planet

Posted on: August 8, 2011 10:55 am

Notebook: James Robinson nearing decision

By Jeff Borzello

While other top-100 prospects might be waiting out the process, James Robinson is ready to get it over with.

“I’m going to end it as soon as possible, hopefully,” Robinson said.

The 6-foot-3 point guard from DeMatha (Md.) is considering four schools: Pittsburgh, Virginia, Miami (Fl.) and Notre Dame.

“Each of them have coaches that have a history of winning, developing players and better young men,” Robinson said.

Robinson, who ranks No. 88 in CBSSports.com's Top 100, is a physical point guard who knows how to play the game and is a flat-out winner. He’s not going to blow you away with his quickness, but he uses his body well and is crafty with his finishes in the lane. Robinson is adept at knocking down mid-range jumpers near the foul line, and he controls tempo.

He hopes to have a decision made by the end of the month.

“[Waiting] for the right time,” Robinson said. “I haven’t really had the chance to sit down with my family and go in detail about it.”

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News and Notes: Alex Caruso informed CBSSports.com on Saturday night that he had a final six, in order, of: Texas A&M, Colorado, Texas Tech, Nebraska, Arizona State and Richmond . . . 2012 point guard Siyani Chambers has a top three of Harvard, Washington State and UC-Santa Barbara – he doesn’t plan on making a decision soon . . . Reports about Villanova commit Savon Goodman reclassifying to 2013 are completely false: “No that’s a rumor,” Goodman told me Sunday . . . Derek Willis officially decommitted from Purdue on Sunday night, after the kerfuffle earlier in the week regarding his father’s comments about John Calipari and Rick Pitino . . . Sanjay Lumpkin committed to Northwestern on Friday . . . Louisville nabbed a 2014 commitment when Quentin Snider pledged to the Cardinals . . . Chris Bolden chose Georgia Tech on Friday night, after rumors swirled for a few weeks that he was planning to commit to Harvard . . . Bobby Portis, a rising 2013 big man, popped for Arkansas on Friday . . . Loyola (Ill.) picked up a commitment from Matt O’Leary . . . Reggie McAdams, a guard from Ohio, committed to Akron on Sunday night . . . Top-50 2013 guard Davon Reed is visiting Harvard September 22.

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