Ernest Rouse is a man that had Jack Curran Gym at Archbishop Molloy High School packed with fans, college coaches, and sportswriters throughout the entire season. He was named onto the New York Post's Honorable Mentions for the All-City team this past year.
Aside from being a very talented player on the court, Rouse is one of the smartest students at his school. His hard work and determination on the court and the classroom earned him a chance to play for Harvard University and study at one of the world's most prestigious schools.
Tommy Amaker, head coach at Harvard, should definitely be happy to see such a great addition to the team. This past year, the Crimson had four seniors on the team who will now will be departing. Rouse is a shooting guard and when two senior guards left, it opened up the slot for Ernie Rouse.
The Crimson put up a 21-8 record this past season. Cornell was the only Ivy League school to make the NCAA tournament, but Harvard was up there in the conference and had a shot.
Now their chances get better with the addition of more young talent. Rouse definitely makes their chances go up higher. He may only be 6'2 and weigh 175lbs., but if he was able to carry Molloy's team in 2009-2010, have them on top of their game, and have them ranked as one of the top teams in New York City, he's the man for Harvard.
He's a mature player and sharpshooter from outside. He can drive the ball into the inside, take a foul, and make the shots. He's clutch. Rouse is a great all-around player for the Crimson and an excellent acquisition for Amaker.
Cornell may have made the NCAA Tournament, this past season, but now Harvard is waiting in the wings with Ernest Rouse set to make a splash.