According to Harvard men’s basketball coach, Tommy Amaker, senior point guard Siyani Chambers has been fully cleared for basketball-related activities. Regarded as the Crimson’s top player, Chambers previously encountered a torn ACL in September 2015, which caused him to miss the entire 2015-16 season.
The 22-year-old is a three-year starter for Harvard and was notably named as the 2013 Ivy League Rookie of the Year after bursting onto the scene as a freshman.
In fact, Chambers’ best numbers came during his freshman season as he registered single-season career-highs in minutes, points, assists and rebounds per game back in 2012-13. While managing 37.8 minutes per contest, he also produced 12.4 points, 5.7 assists and 2.6 rebounds.
The 6-foot, 170-pounder then went on to average 11.1 points, 4.6 assists and 2.4 rebounds across 34.3 minutes per game as a sophomore in 2013-14. However, his numbers once again decreased as a junior, as Chambers posted 9.9 points, 4.3 assists and 2.3 rebounds over the course of 34.5 minutes per game in 2014-15.
Because the veteran point guard was forced to sit out for the entirety of what would have been his senior campaign in 2015-16, Chambers was also forced to take a voluntary leave of absence from school altogether. As a result of the Ivy League not permitting athletic scholarships, he was unable to take a redshirt season upon suffering the torn ACL.
In order for Chambers to remain eligible to play in 2016-17, he needed to delay his classwork for an additional year as well.