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: