Shukla Makes Pick

New England Recruiting Report | Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Shukla Makes Pick

Roxbury Latin School’s Rohan Shukla made a verbal commitment to Haverford College earlier this week, pending acceptance of his early decision application.

Haverford is a small liberal arts school in the suburbs of Philadelphia that competes in the Centennial Conference.

The six-foo-three shooting guard is best known for his ability to make shots in bunches from behind the three-point line. In fact, he hit four or more three-pointers in nine games during his junior season in which he averaged 15 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists per game while shooting 50% from the floor and 40% from behind the arc.

Shukla also starred for the Middlesex Magic AAU program, and program director Michael Crotty Jr. believes he’s evolving into a more versatile overall player.

“He’s known for his ability to make shots, but he is also a strong hard line driver into the paint and can score or create for others,” Crotty said. “What I believe makes him ready to make an immediate impact at Haverford is his ability to defend multiple positions and how well he rebounds the ball from the guard spot.”

Shukla, who is entering his second season as the captain at Roxbury Latin, becomes the sixth member of the Magic program to make his college decision joining Jackson Donahue (Penn), Collin McManus (Penn), Isaiah McLeod (Southern Connecticut), Michael Grassey (Hamilton), and Brendan OShea (Rochester).

“We are very proud of Rohan’s commitment to a school with academic standards as high as Haverford,” Crotty said. “We want all of our players to find the best possible school that fits their goals academically and athletically, and Rohan has done just that.”

Shukla also becomes the second RL product to commit in as many weeks, joining Steven Daley, who committed to Colby last week.

Below is Shukla’s junior season highlight tape: