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Harvard lands highest-rated prospect in program history

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Three-star 2020 center Justice Ajogbor announced his commitment to Harvard over the weekend in a story with Evan Daniels from 247Sports.

247 ranks Ajogbor as the No. 10 center in his class and the 60th-best overall player. That makes him the highest-rated recruit ever to commit to the Crimson, at least according 247.

Though Ajogbor may be the most highly touted player that Tommy Amaker has landed in his time in Cambridge, he is far from the first. 2019’s Chris Ledlum was also a top-100 recruit and is set to enter his freshman season this year. Noah Kirkwood, a top-150 guy from 2018, averaged 11.1 points per game in his first season. And in 2016, Bryce Aiken, Seth Towns, Chris Lewis, and Robert Baker were all ranked in the top 150.

In fact, 247 has ranked Harvard’s recruiting class best or second-best in the Ivy League every year since 2010. The Crimson have been to the NCAA Tournament four times in that span and the NIT an additional three times.

Ajogbor chose Harvard over Northwestern. Before he narrowed his list to those two schools earlier in the summer, he was also considering Davidson, Stanford, and Wake Forest. He told Daniels:

“I’m deciding to play for the next four years at Harvard,” Ajogbor told 247Sports. “Really for me the opportunity to play for coach [Tommy] Amaker, he’s an awesome guy. The opportunity to go to a school like Harvard, is an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.

”I hope to develop my game with him,” he added. “The Harvard staff is the kind of people I want to do that with.”

Ajogbor joins three-star forward Josh Hemmings as the second player in Harvard’s 2020 class.