4-star PG Bryce Aiken commits to Harvard

Class of 2016 four-star point guard Bryce Aiken, out of New Jersey’s St. Patrick High School, has shocked the recruiting world and committed to Harvard University. Aiken announced his decision via a series of tweets and was also considering offers from Seton Hall and Miami.

Most difficult decision of my life but here it goes: I have decided to commit & spend the upcoming 4 years of my life @ Harvard University.

— Bryce Aiken (@BryceAiken) October 8, 2015

Most importantly, GO HARVARD! I am excited to grow as player a and person while at Harvard! I am truly blessed!

— Bryce Aiken (@BryceAiken) October 8, 2015

.@njdotcom EXCLUSIVE: Patrick School’s Bryce Aiken (@BryceAiken) commits to Harvard http://t.co/6IRkIeoFDd #NJhoops pic.twitter.com/zGNya7edsj

— Jeremy Schneider (@J_Schneider) October 8, 2015

Needless to say, the Crimson are officially a team to watch in the coming years. Aiken isn’t the biggest at just six feet tall, 185 pounds, but is a phenomenal ball handler and passer whose long-range shooting borders on deadly. Joining him in Harvard’s 2016 recruiting class are Georgia forwards Chris Lewis and Robert Baker Jr., already setting up the Crimson for having a three-headed monster that can help coach Tommy Amaker take the team to the next level.

Aiken is still raw in that he needs to put on some weight and improve his overall defense, not to mention attack the rim more rather than rely solely on his jump shot, but that all comes with coaching.

Once he arrives in Cambridge next season, fans will realize just why the Ivy League needs more recognition from an athletic standpoint.

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