Kent Forward Ivy Bound

New England Recruiting Report | Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Randall Brumant 2017

Kent School forward Randall Brumant made a commitment to Columbia University on Wednesday, taking to his twitter account to announce his decision.

The post-graduate from Texas starred with Basketball University on the Adidas Gauntlet this summer and had multiple division I offers before choosing the Ivy League school in New York City.

An athletic 6-foot-6 forward with increasing skill and versatility, Brumant is the type of player who seems to be just scratching the surface of his potential.

"Randall is a great fit at Columbia, academically and athletically," Kent head coach Jason Coulombe said. "The fact that he's grown almost two feet in just the past two-plus years and has still retained his explosiveness makes his potential almost limitless—he's still just 17.  He should make an immediate impact, particularly in Jim Engels's uptempo system.  Most importantly, he's an unbelievable kid."

He is the third Kent post-graduate to commit to a division I school as he joins Jordan Burns and Jerry Ben. Burns is a fellow Texas native who is headed to Colgate next year. A hard-nosed and skilled lead guard he is expected to lead the way for Kent this season. Ben is a 6-foot-9 big man who is originally from Nigeria. He'll join Brumant in the Ivy League next year as he is committed to Cornell.

Brumant was named second team all-state last year at St. Thomas High School in Houston and first team all-district. Below are some of his senior highlights: