Matt Fraschilla commits to Harvard

By Eric Domingo
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If you’re familiar with TV analyst and former basketball coach Fran Fraschilla, you’re probably familiar with his son Matt Fraschilla. Matt Fraschilla just recently committed to Harvard Wednesday December 5.

Matt currently attends Highland Park (Texas) high school. He is a solid 5’10 point guard with a great basketball I.Q. Similar to his father, Matt is a good passer and a low-to-the-ground point guard with strong hallhandling skills. Last year with Highland Park high school, Matt averaged 7.9 assists per game.

“I’m really grateful for the opportunity, I started every game in high school. This will be kind of different, being a role player, so I just want to make everybody on the team better,” says Matt.

Tommy Amaker, Harvard’s coach, is happy to have Matt and believes he is going to be a good addition to the team. Matt becomes the third commit from the Class of 2014 for the Crimson. He joins forwards Zena Edosomwan and Hunter Myers.

Basketball has always been in the Fraschilla family. Fraschilla coached college basketball for nine season at three different schools: Manhattan, St. John’s, and New Mexico. Fran accumulated an overall record of 176-99 over that time, including making three appearances tin the NCAA tournament.

Fran now serves as on on-air college basketball commentator and analyst for ESPN, James Fraschilla, his son, plays college basketball at Oklahoma.

I though Matt’s decision to go to Harvard was great. Harvard has a great academic program and a growing basketball program. Harvard is currently ranked the best academic school in the country and recently made a NCAA tournament appearance in 2012.

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