Posted On: 05/8/18 5:09 PM

Yale landed their first 2019 commit on Monday night when 6’8 EJ Jarvis of Maret and Team Takeover announced he is committing to the Ivy League program. He is currently slotted at number 5 in our Maryland/DC Rankings Jarvis has an extremely high basketball IQ and is a great kid on and off the court. He has nice touch around the rim and can score it well from the middle of the court. He rebounds well on both offense and defense and has shown improvement on blocking shots. He is a guy that has been boosting his stock over the high school season and early this spring so this is a great early commitment for Yale. Jarvis broke down why Yale was the choice.

“I thought Yale was the best fit for me both academically and athletically. Coach Jones talked about life outside basketball and my recruitment. He focused on me as a whole and not just a basketball player. Being an Ivy League school, the reputation that Yale has outside the basketball world is one of the best in the country.”

Jarvis is excited about the system Yale has planned for him and will be used in whatever way is needed, “I think that I will be used as a power forward who can do a lot; run the floor, rebounding, post up, stretch the floor and shoot. But at the end of the day, its whatever the team needs me to do.”

When asked what Yale fans can expect out of the D.C. product, he said, “I am going to try and bring a lot of energy.”

Now that Jarvis has his college decision out of the way, he told us about three things he would like to improve on, “Free throws, finishing through contact and mid range jump shots.”