NMH’s Larson Ivy Bound

Thursday, October 1st, 2020

NMH’s Larson Ivy Bound

Northfield Mount Hermon School senior forward Gus Larson made a verbal commitment to the University of Pennsylvania on Wednesday night. 

Larson is a Connecticut native now in his third year with NMH and while he has still yet to put up big numbers in the NEPSAC, he remains a very intriguing long-term prospect who had recruitment up to the Atlantic 10 before pledging to head coach Steve Donahue. 

Larson is perhaps the best example of a late-bloomer in New England. He's grown eight inches over the course of the last three years and is now just beginning to fill-out his frame. He's got soft touch, budding skill, a willingness to play through contact, and now, an increasing ability to do it. 

"Gus' hard work and commitment have been obvious for anyone that has watched our streams," said NMH head coach John Carroll. "Gus is no longer loaded with potential. We are seeing him realize it every day in our workouts. Penn is getting someone that will grow into an All-Ivy League player." 

Larson is expected to study in the prestigious Wharton School of Business. 

He's the second member of NMH's 2021 class to commit to a D1 school as post-graduate Sam Klores came in committed to Brown. 

Larson is also the second New England product to join Penn's recruiting class as he joins Brooks guard George Smith