Harvard’s Zena Edosomwan, one of returning starters from last year’s Ivy League champion, made his teammates storm the court on Friday night at Crimson Madness.
The junior forward, wearing a Michael Jordan jersey, jumped over 6-foot-10 Balsa Dragovic and two young fans for a one-handed dunk. Edosomwan followed the slam by breaking out a celebratory nae-nae before being swarmed by his teammates.
Edosomwan averaged 4.0 points and 3.2 boards per game in 2014-15.
Harvard senior point guard Siyani Chambers is taking a voluntary leave of absence and will be out for the 2015-16 season after tearing his ACL in workouts, according to a release.
Chambers has to leave school for the year because of Ivy League rules against athletic redshirts and will look to re-enroll for the 2016-17 academic year to finish out his college eligibility.
This is a huge loss for the Crimson as Chambers has been the lead guard behind a number of huge wins in the last three years. The 6-foot-0 native of Minnesota has averaged at least 34 minutes per game during all three years of college and put up 9.9 points, 4.3 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game last season.
Without Chambers, Harvard suddenly looks very inexperienced, especially in the backcourt. The Ivy League could be a wide open race now and the Crimson will have to fight to win the league’s regular season crown and NCAA tournament bid for the fifth consecutive season.
Harvard landed a key commitment on Monday night as the Crimson pulled in a national top 150 caliber player. Ohio native and small forward Seth Towns committed to Harvard and the 6-foot-7 wing is a really nice grab for the Ivy League program.
A combo forward with the ability to play a bit inside as well as on the wing, getting Towns out of the Midwest is a nice grab for Harvard. Rivals rates Towns as the No. 125 overall prospect in the Class of 2016.
The Crimson now have commitments from Towns and 6-foot-8 power forward Chris Lewis. If head coach Tommy Amaker and his staff continue to get high-level players like this, they’ll continue to be a major threat in the Ivy League.