Tennessee basketball has landed the commitment of Harvard transfer forward Chris Ledlum, beating out St. John’s and Indiana for the commitment.
Ledlum announced his commitment via Instagram on Wednesday, April 19.
Ledlum has spent the past four seasons at Harvard and has one more year of eligibility remaining.
Tennessee officially announced the signing of Chris Ledlum on Wednesday, May 10:
“Chris has many of the characteristics we value in our program,” Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes said in the press release on Wednesday afternoon. “He has a tremendous work ethic and plays with grit, toughness and a bit of swagger. We’ve seen similar traits in other Vols from New York, and we expect Chris to build on that history.
“He comes from a wonderful family and had a tremendous career at Harvard playing for a great coach in Tommy Amaker, so he’s coming in with a strong foundation. He’ll give us an inside-outside scoring presence. And his versatility—scoring, rebounding and playmaking—extends our ability to create mismatches.”
The Vols commit is a Brooklyn, New York, native and joins Zakai Zeigler and Tobe Awaka as Vols who hail from the Empire State.
In his most previous season with the Crimson, Ledlum averaged 18.8 points and 8.5 rebounds per game.
Ledlum, a 6-foot-six, 225-pound small forward is the second transfer portal addition in the same amount of days for the Vols, as Tennessee landed USC Upstate transfer guard Jordan Gainey Tuesday evening.
Additionally, Tennessee learned that All-SEC guard Santiago Vescovi is returning for a super-senior season.
Now with Ledlum and Gainey transferring in and Vescovi returning, the Vols would be three scholarships over the 13-scholarship limit if all three of Julian Phillips, Josiah-Jordan James and Uros Plavsic returned.
Congrats to @chris_ledlum on his commitment to Tennessee Men's Basketball!
— Harvard Men’s Basketball (@HarvardMBB) April 20, 2023