Kaufmann Calls It
Andrew Kaufmann, a senior forward from the Rivers School in Massachusetts, made a verbal commitment to Swarthmore College on Sunday according to head coach Andrew Mirken.
The six-foot-seven forward has spent the last four years at the Rivers School, emerging as both a top academic prospect as well as a key component to their frontline.
“Coming to Rivers opened up opportunities to play in front of coaches, get better, and succeed in ways not many other schools can compare [to],” Kaufmann said. “Swarthmore allows me to continue to get a great education and be a part of a young and coming basketball program.”
A small college of roughly 1500 students just outside of Philadelphia, Swarthmore is the third ranked liberal arts school in the country according to U.S. News & World Report.
Coming off just three wins during the 2011-2012 season, the program made consistent strides under first year head coach Landry Kosmalski last season, who previously played and coached at Davidson college.
In Kaufmann, Kosmalski is adding a skilled frontcourt prospect who specializes in being able to stretch opposing defenses to the three-point line.
Kaufmann is the second Rivers senior to make an early verbal commitment, joining point guard Carlin Haymon, who pledged to Brandeis earlier this fall.
Both commitments are pending acceptance of early decision applications.