Both Bring Strong Credentials On And Off Court
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – James Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of men's basketball at Yale, will welcome a pair of talented newcomers to the roster this fall. EJ Jarvis and August Mahoney each bring strong credentials on and off the court.
Here is a closer look at the Class of 2023:
6-8 | 220
Team Takeover AAU
High School: Averaged 22.5 points, 10.9 rebounds, 2.9 blocks and shot 63 percent from the field as a senior at the Maret School… Named to 2019 DCSAA all-state first team… Three-time first team all-conference selection… Four-year starter and two-year team captain… Led Washington DC in points, rebounds, blocks and field goals made as a senior… Scored more than 1,000 points, grabbed more than 500 rebounds and blocked more than 100 shots in his career… Helped lead Maret to a share of the 2017 Mid Atlantic regular season championship and three straight DCSAA semi-final appearances… Four-year varsity track and field team member… Competed in 4x100, 4x200, 4x400, high jump, shot put and discus… Earned all-conference honors as a senior.
AAU: Played with Team Takeover, which captured the 2018 EYBL Peach Jam and 8 Bracket championships… Team Takeover was the first team to undefeated (16-0) during the EYBL regular season… Invited to the 2016 Nike Elite 100 camp, the 2016 Victor Oladipo Skills Academy and the 2019 Capital Classic All-Star game.
Personal: Organized and maintained a clothing service that has sold over 500 articles of clothing and donated more than 350 in the Washington DC area in 10 months… 2019 Jack & Jill of America Inc., graduate… Elected student government grade representative by classmates.
Why Yale? "My parents always told me to pick a school that wasn't just a four-year plan, but a 40-year plan. That being said, I thought Yale University was by far the best option for me."
Says Jones: "EJ is an active post player that will add rebounding, defense and a great scoring touch to our program. His energy and effort are unmatched, and he will be a great teammate in our locker room."
6-4 | 190
Saratoga Springs, New York
Albany City Rocks AAU
High School: 2019 New York State Class A Player of the Year at Albany Academy… Averaged 24.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and 5.2 points as a senior… Named first team Class A all-state as a junior… Three-time first team all-area selection… Scored 1,328 points in his career… Team captain as both a junior and senior… Helped Albany Academy win three state championships during his career… Team never lost to an Albany area opponent in his four seasons.
AAU: Played for the Albany City Rocks.
Personal: Grandfather was a running back at Yale… Father played basketball at Oswego State.
Why Yale? "Yale gives me the opportunity to pursue my lifelong dream of competing at the Division I level while earning a world-class undergraduate degree. It is the best of both worlds when it comes to the balance between academics and athletics. Throughout the recruiting process, I wanted to attend a school that would push me both in the classroom and on the court, and there is no school that will do so better than Yale."
Says Jones: "August is an extremely good perimeter shooter that has point guard skills. He's a basketball junkie and dedicated to improving. He will play multiple positions for us and add depth to our backcourt."
Jarvis and Mahoney join a Yale program that is coming off Ivy League regular season and tournament titles and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Over the last six years, the Bulldogs have won 120 games, the most of any Ivy League school by a significant margin, posted a 61-23 Ivy League mark, made two NCAA Tournament appearances and won three Ivy League championships.
Report filed by Tim Bennett (email@example.com), Yale Athletics Strategic Communications