Aiken Returns to Harvard For Senior Season

Photo by Steven Ryan
Photo by Steven Ryan

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After utilizing the resources afforded by the NBA Draft's early entry process, rising senior guard Bryce Aiken has withdrawn from the draft to return to Harvard for the 2019-20 campaign.

"After having the opportunity to experience the NBA underclassmen process, I'm looking forward to graduating with my class next year, and, hopefully, leading Harvard basketball to unprecedented heights," said Aiken.

Aiken was a unanimous first team All-Ivy League selection in 2019, as well as a Lou Henson All-America, USBWA All-District first team and NABC All-Region second team honoree.

The Randolph, New Jersey native averaged 22.2 points per game this season, which is the third highest mark in program history, together with 2.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists per night. Aiken put together four of the top-17 single-game scoring marks in program history, including 44 points against Columbia Feb. 8, which is the second-highest tally, and 38 against Yale March 17, which ranks sixth.

The Crimson captured its seventh Ivy League title in nine years in 2018-19, including its second in-a-row, and reached the second round of the National Invitation Tournament.