Chris Egi to Harvard: Crimson Land 4-Star Center

Tim KeeneyContributor ISeptember 29, 2013

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Tommy Amaker has brought an unprecedented level of success to the Harvard University men's basketball program, and on Sunday night he netted 4-star center Chris Egi, who announced on Twitter that he committed to the Crimson.

24/7 Sports' composite rankings list Egi as the 100th-best prospect and 11th-best center in the 2015 class, but as Rivals' Alex Kline pointed out, the big man will reclassify into the class of 2014 and be eligible to play next season.

This is a terrific grab for Amaker. 

At 6'9", 200 pounds, the youngster joins an increasingly long list of talented players coming out of Canada. He is a physical player who competes with a ton of energy on both sides of the court and should be able to make an immediate impact for Harvard in the Ivy League. 

Amaker has taken the Crimson to two straight NCAA tournaments, and his team scored an upset over New Mexico in the second round last March as a No. 14 seed. That success is translating into some stellar recruiting. 

Harvard's 2013 class features talented 4-star, top-100 prospect Zena Edosomwan. The 2014 class now looks tremendous with Egi and 3-star shooting guard Andre Chatfield, who also committed on Sunday

Harvard may be a "mid-major" in the technical sense, but it's clear the Crimson will be relevant on the national scene for the foreseeable future.