ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

Crimson in the Pros

Several former Harvard students who were members of the men's basketball program under Tommy Amaker, The Thomas G. Stemberg '71 Family Endowed Coach for Harvard Men's Basketball, have enjoyed careers in professional basketball after graduation. Below are highlights from those careers which have ranged from the NBA, to the NBA Development League, to Europe.

 

 

Jeremy Lin '10

NBA (5 seasons)
Brooklyn Nets - 2016-present (14.5 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 5.1 apg)
Charlotte Hornets - 2015-16(11.7 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 3.0 apg)
Los Angeles Lakers – 2014-15 (11.2 ppg, 4.6 apg, 1.1 spg)
Houston Rockets – 2012-14 (13.4 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 5.1 apg)
New York Knicks – 2011-12 (14.6 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 6.2 apg)
Golden State Warriors – 2010-11 (2.6 ppg, 1.2 rpg, 1.4 apg)

NBA D-League (1 season)
Reno Big Horns 2010 - 11 (18.0 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 4.3 apg)

Career Highlights

  • Helped the Charlotte Hornets to the No. 6 seed in the 2016 NBA Western Conference Playoffs
  • Appeared in 78 regular season games and all seven playoff games for the Hornets in 2016. Averaged 11.7 ppg, 3.2 rpg and 3.0 apg in the regular season, and 12.4 ppg, 2.3 rpg and 2.6 apg in the playoffs
  • Played in 74 of 82 games for the Los Angeles Lakers in 2014-15, averaging 11.2 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game
  • Led the Lakers in assists (4.6) and steals (1.1), ranked second in 3-point percentage (36.9)
  • Appeared in 71 games for the Rockets in 2013-14, helping the team earn the No. 4 seed in the 2014 NBA Western Conference Playoffs
  • Helped lead the Rockets to a 45-37 overall record and the No. 8 seed in the 2013 NBA Western Conference Playoffs
  • Started all 82 games for the Rockets in 2012-13 and shot a career-high 33.9 percent from 3pt-range
  • Appeared in 35 games for the Knicks in 2011-12, helping the team earn the No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs
  • Scored 136 points in his first 5 NBA starts with the Knicks, the most for an NBA player since the merger with the ABA in 1976-77
  • Appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated in back-to-back weeks in February of 2012
  • Named one of Time Magazine's "Top 100 Most Influential People in the World" for 2012
  • Won 2012 ESPY Award for "Best Breakthrough Athlete"
 

Kyle Casey '13-14

NBA D-League (2 seasons)
Wisconsin Herd - 2017-pres. (6.8 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 44.3 FG%)
Bakersfield Jam - 2015-16 (8.0 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 43.1 FG%) 

European Leagues (2 seasons)
Helios Domzale (Slovenia) - 2016-17 (8.4 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 46.7 FG%)
Helios Domzale (Slovenia) - 2014-15 (12.4 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 58.6 FG%)

Career Highlights

  • Averaged 8.0 ppg and 4.9 rpg in 50 games for the Bakersfield Jam in his first year in the NBA D-League
  • Scored in double-figures 18 times and grabbed double-digit rebounds four times for Bakersfield
  • Helped Helios Domzale reach the Slovenia-Telemach League Playoffs semifinals in his first season with the team
  • Led Helios in rebounding (7.1) and blocked shots (0.9), and ranked second in scoring (12.4) while shooting 58.6 percent (133-227) from the field

 

 

Siyani Chambers '17

European Leagues (1 season)
BC Flyers Wels (Austria) - 2017-pres. (14.7 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 5.6 apg)

Career Highlights

  • Averaging 14.7 ppg and a team-high 5.6 apg in the Austrian Bundesliga
 
 

Brandyn Curry '13-14

European Leagues (4 seasons)
Donar BC (Netherlands) - 2017-pres. (15.1 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 5.1 apg)
Helios Domzale (Slovenia) - 2016-17 (12.2 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 4.2 apg)
Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (Germany) - 2015-16 (3.9 ppg, 2.0 apg)
Den Bosch (Holland) - 2014-15 (14.9 ppg, 5.0 apg, 2.0 spg)

Career Highlights

  • Posted 12.2 points per game with 4.2 assists in 25 appearances for Helios Domzale in 2016-17.
  • Appeared in 27 games for Eisbaeren Bremerhaven in the German BBL in 2015-16 and averaged 3.9 ppg and 2.0 apg
  • Led Den Bosch to the 2014-15 Eredivisie championhsip in his first season with the team and was named the 2015 Finals MVP
  • Led Den Bosch in points (14.9), assists (5.0), steals (2.0), and minutes (28.8), and led the league in FT% (89%) as a rookie

 

Evan Harris ’09

Asian Leagues (1 season)
Saitama Broncos (Japan) - 2015-16 (12.1 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 1.1 bpg)

European Leagues (9 seasons)
Trondheim Nidaros Jets (Norway) - 2017-pres. (17.3 ppg, 10.9 rpg, 1.4 spg)
Gotha (Germany) - 2014-15, 16-17 - (6.3 ppg, 4.3 rpg) 
Prievidza (Slovakia) – 2014 (6.9 ppg, 3.8 rpg)
Quimper (France) – 2013-14 (12.9 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 1.3 spg)
Cuxhaven (Germany) – 2011-13 (12.1 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 62.7 FG%)
Illiabum (Portugal) – 2010-11 (11.0 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 1.3 spg)
MTV Wolfenbuettel (Germany) – 2009-10 (15.5 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 2.6 spg)
SCM CSU Craiova (Romania) – 2009-10 (9.8 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 65.3 FG%)

Career Highlights

  • Appeared in all 51 games for the Saitama Broncos of Japan's BJ League in 2015-16 and averaged 12.1 ppg and 8.6 rpg
  • Helped Gotha reach the ProA League semifinals in his first season with the team
  • Helped BC Prievidza reach the SBL finals, pushing eventual champions, Rieker to five games
  • Averaged a career-high and team-leading 12.9 ppg and 6.7 rpg while appearing in 18 games for France’s Quimper in 2013-14
  • Averaged 12.7 ppg while appearing in all 33 games for Germany’s Cuxhaven in 2012-13
  • Ranked second on Cuxhaven in scoring (12.7ppg) and was first in field goal percentage (64.4%)
  • Split time between Romania and Germany in his first professional season in 2009-10
 

Jason Rosenfeld '12
(Team Manager)

Front Office
Los Angeles Lakers - 2017-pres. (Director of Basketball Analytics)
NBA League Office - 2014-2017 (Director of Basketball Analytics)
Adjunct Instructor, NYU School of Professional Studies - 2015-pres.
Charlotte Hornets - 2013-2014 (Director of Basketball Analytics)
Charlotte Bobcats - 2012-2013 (Manager of Basketball Analytics)
Houston Rockets - 2007-12 (Basketball Operations Intern)
Xinjiang Flying Tigers (CBA) - 2011 (Director of Statistical Analysis)
Ukraine National Team - 2011 (Statistical Consultant)
Shanghai Sharks (CBA) - 2009-10 (Assistant GM, Basketball Operations)

 

 

 

Wesley Saunders '15

NBA D-League (1 season)
Windy City Bulls - 2016-17 (8.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 3.9 apg)
Austin Spurs - 2016 (1.6 ppg, 1.6 rpg)
Westchester Knicks - 2015-16 (4.4 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.7 apg)

European Leagues (1 season)
Joensuun Kataja - 2017-pres. (13.3 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 2.3 apg)

Career Highlights

  • Averaged career-bests in points, rebounds and assists in 2016-17 with the Windy City Bulls
  • Helped the Austin Spurs reach the 2016 NBA D-League Western Conference Finals as a rookie
  • Averaged 4.1 ppg, 3.4 rpg, and 1.6 apg in 38 appearances split between the Westchester Knicks (33 games) and Austin Spurs (5 games) as a NBA D-League rookie in 2015-16.
 

Zach Sogolow '15
(Manager)

Front Office
Philadelphia 76ers - 2017-pres. (Senior Manager, Basketball Operations)
NBA - 2015-17 (Associate Coordinator of Basketball Operations)

   

Keith Wright '12

NBA D-League (3 seasons)
Westchester Knicks - 2016-17 (8.4 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 0.8 bpg)
Austin Spurs - 2014-16 (4.7 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 0.8 bpg)

European Leagues (3 seasons)
Kolossos Rodou BC (Greece) - 2017-pres. (7.1 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 57.4 FG%)
Uppsala (Sweden) – 2013-14 (11.2 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 1.0 bpg)
Energa Czarni (Poland) - 2013-14 (6.6 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 1.1bpg)
Uppsala (Sweden) – 2012-13 (14.2 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 1.3 bpg)

Career Highlights

  • Helped the Westchester Knicks reach the NBA D-League Eastern Conference Playoffs in 2015-16.
  • Averaged 3.8 ppg and 3.9 rpg in 35 games split between the Austin Spurs (20 games) and Westchester Knicks (15 games) in 2015-16
  • Saw action in 46 games in his first season with the Austin Spurs, helping the team reach the semifinals of the 2015 NBA D-League Playoffs
  • Started 26 games in his second stint for Uppsala leading the team with 8.1 rpg while helping it to a 21-15 record
  • Helped Uppsala to a 25-8 regular season record in 2012-13 and to the Baskeltigan Play-Offs semifinals
  • Ranked third in the league in rebounding (8.8 rpg) and was second on the team in scoring (14.2 ppg)
  • Named Basketligan Center of the Year for 2012-13
   

 

ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS