Men’s Basketball’s Towns to Undergo Season-Ending Surgery

Men’s Basketball’s Towns to Undergo Season-Ending Surgery

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard men’s basketball senior forward and team co-captain Seth Towns will undergo season-ending surgery, Tommy Amaker, the Thomas G. Stemberg ’71 Family Endowed Coach for Harvard Men’s Basketball, announced today.

Towns, who has not played since the 2017-18 campaign due to injury, is on track to graduate in May and will evaluate and explore his future options.

“While I am disappointed and saddened for Seth and our program that he won’t be competing for us this year, I am grateful and fortunate to have been able to coach and teach him during his time here,” Amaker said. “Seth will always be the standard for Harvard basketball players: a scholar and a baller.”

Hailing from Columbus, Ohio, Towns started 44 of 58 games over two seasons (2016-17, 2017-18) and had career averages of 14.2 points and 5.0 rebounds. His best season came as a sophomore when he earned 2018 Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America and Ivy League Player-of-the-Year accolades after averaging 16.0 points and 5.7 rebounds.

During his two seasons, Harvard went 36-24 overall (22-6 Ivy League), won the 2018 Ivy League regular-season championship and advanced to the ’18 NIT. A season ago, the Crimson (19-12; 10-4 Ivy League) repeated as Ivy champions and made it to the second round of the 2019 NIT.