CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's basketball team will welcome three student-athletes from the Class of 2017 to the program this fall; Zena Edosomwan, Matt Fraschilla and Hunter Myers. The class, which consists of two forwards and one guard, has combined for one Prep School National Championship, four league championships and five all-state honors.
"We are excited to welcome Zena, Matt and Hunter to our team and university this fall," head coach Tommy Amaker commented. "These young men will be tremendous additions to the Harvard community and will contribute to our basketball program as we continue to strive for excellence."
The trio will be joining a Crimson squad which has won three straight Ivy League championships and advanced to back-to-back NCAA Tournaments. Last year's team finished the year with a 20-10 overall record, 11-3 in conference, and reached the third round of March Madness thanks to a 68-62 upset of third-seeded New Mexico.
The Class of 2017
Zena Edosomwan | Forward | 6-9 | 245 | Los Angeles, Calif. | Northfield Mount Hermon
Rated as the No. 76 prospect in the Class of 2013 by Scouts, Inc. … Led Northfield Mount Hermon to its first Prep School National Championship in 2013 with a 30-5 overall record … Averaged 12.9 ppg and 10.7 rpg while shooting 57 percent from the floor … Turned in 15.3 ppg on 59 percent shooting and 8.5 rpg during the National Prep Championships … Earned four varsity letters at Harvard-Westlake School and captained the team as a junior and senior … Helped Harvard-Westlake to division championships in 2009 and 2011 … Averaged 16.4 ppg, 11.5 rpg and 3.6 bpg as a senior … Two-time McDonald's All-America nominee (2012, 2013) and two-time first team All-State (2011, 2012) … Earned the Gender Studies Excellence Award as a senior at Harvard-Westlake.
Matt Fraschilla | Guard | 5-11 | 165 | Dallas, Texas | Highland Park
Earned two varsity letters at Highland Park and named team captain as a senior … Helped Highland Park to a 54-10 record over two seasons … Named All-District 10-4A first team as a junior and second team as a senior … Led the Dallas-Fort Worth Area in assists with 281 (8.1 apg) as a senior … Earned All-Tournament honors at the Scot Classic (2011, 2012) and Burkburnett Bulldog Classic (2012) … Two-time Hoop Group Camp Academic Elite All-Star and Harvard Elite Camp All-Star … Contributed over 100 hours of community service time as a Special Olympics volunteer from 2008-13 … Served as a Student Council Class Representative as a junior and senior … Member of the national Honor Society and named a Highland Park Cornerstone Scholar-Athlete … Earned a Peer Tutor SEPAC Scholarship.
Hunter Myers | Forward | 6-7 | 225 | Minden, Nev. | Douglas
Earned four varsity letters at Douglas High School and was selected as a captain three times … Led Douglas to back-to-back Sierra League titles in 2011-12 and 2012-13 … Named first team All-State, Northern Nevada Player of the Year, first team All-Northern Nevada and first team All-Sierra League as a junior and senior … Recognized as a Pangos All-American and McDonald's All-America nominee in 2012-13 … Named second team All-State, first team All-Northern Nevada and first team All- Sierra League as a sophomore … Earned All-Sierra League honorable mention status as a freshman … Graduated as Douglas High School's second all-time leading scorer … Class Valedictorian.