Three-star point guard verbally commits to Harvard


Over the last week the Harvard basketball program has taken steps towards completing its recruiting class for next season. Last week Tommy Amaker and his staff received a commitment from Chicago-area small forward Weisner Perez, and Thursday evening the reigning Ivy League champions picked up a second commitment in the class.

Tommy McCarthy, a 6-foot point guard from Carlsbad, California (La Costa Canyon HS), announced via his Twitter account that he’s decided to attend Harvard next season.

McCarthy, rated a three-star prospect by, averaged 17 points, four assists and just over three rebounds per game as a junior at La Costa Canyon. Like Perez, McCarthy gives Harvard additional depth in a position of need moving forward. With Siyani Chambers, who has played a role in both of Harvard’s last two Ivy League crowns, entering his junior season Harvard need to plan for the future.

Chambers will be a senior when McCarthy arrives on campus, giving the newcomer a good player to learn the Harvard system from as a freshman.

Also of note regarding Harvard’s recruiting for the 2015 class is that they’re one of two schools remaining on the list of four-star stretch forward Aaron Falzon. Falzon, who takes his official visit to Northwestern this weekend, would be a very good addition to the Harvard rotation should they land his commitment.