Tommy Amaker has made waves in the past year by putting together a recruiting class that is ranked in the top 10 nationally. Now he is going to add to it. After a nine-year hiatus from college basketball, former Texas forward Kevin Durant will rejoin the NCAA ranks to try and take Harvard back to the top of the Ivy table. Durant, whose impending free agency has been a major storyline in the NBA this season, put all of the speculation to rest Friday via press release. Durant thanked the many teammates he’s played with over the years but announced his intention to pursue a psychology degree at Harvard over the next three years.
“The opportunity to complete my college education and just absolutely ruin every Ivy League scoring record was too good to pass up,” said Durant. “I look forward to my new teammates teaching me as much off the court as I will try to teach them on it. I felt I had unfinished business when I left Texas without a degree or an NCAA Tournament win, three years from now I hope to have both on my resume. Class of 2019!”
With Siyani Chambers returning and Durant coming to campus, the Crimson are clear favorites to take home the 2017 Ivy crown, or at the very least put up a better mark than their 6-8 campaign this season. When reached for comment by Ivy Hoops Online, Russell Westbrook scowled.