The final piece of the Harvard's outstanding recruiting class was put in place (formally) this week. Keith Wright, a 6-foot-7, 245 pound center out of Norfolk (Va.) Collegiate, received word that he's good to go as far as being admitted to Harvard.
"He knows that (they have a great class) and he started out (committing) there before he realized the number of quality guys they were going to get," Collegiate coach Jim Markey told Scout.com. "It's a pretty impressive class; no question about that."
Amaker's Harvard Class would be strong by mid-major standards. Toss this group of six into the Ivy League and there's likely to be a shift in the traditional power structure in the league. The Crimson have talent on the way and they'll be searching for the Ivy League title that has eluded the program.
Wright averaged 13.5 points and 10 rebounds as a junior. He's gradually improved since arriving at Collegiate last season. "He's young to the game. He moved around a few times and never really played organized basketball until a JV season three years ago at a public school.
"When he came to us last year he was a big, young package of ability. He played basketball as opposed to playing the post. He didn't realize that body can go into the post and do damage."
Wright visited Harvard and Princeton officially. Interest in him came from a multitude of leagues but the Crimson laid out the plan early and Wright's interest in the school never wavered.
"They immediately jump all over it. They wanted to go to Harvard and play for Coach Amaker. They made a plan, geared up to take the SAT and did a lot of extra studying. He wanted to get to the point where he knew academically that he can qualify and he has."