Cambridge, Mass. (October 12) – The MIT men's basketball team, coming off a berth in the NCAA Tournament and a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference Tournament title, welcome four newcomers to the roster for the 2017-18 season. Hamilton Forsythe (Weston, Conn.), Ian Hinkley (Raleigh, N.C.), Robbie Lindland (Chicago, Ill.) and William Little (Cockeysville, Md.) all join the roster for head coach Larry Anderson, who enters his 23rd season at the helm for the Engineers.
Forsythe, a 6-7 freshman who was a four-year basketball letter winner at Weston High School, also earned three varsity letters as a member of the track and field team. Named as the school's Student-Athlete of the Year, Forsythe was also a member of the National Honor Society and the National Latin Honor Society.
Hinkley, a 6-4 freshman who comes to MIT from Heritage High School, was an All-Conference performer who captained the winningest team in school history at 28-2. Leading the conference in blocks per game at 2.7, he was a three-time letter winner in basketball while earning a letter in football as a junior. Hinkley was also a member of the National Honor Society and a High Honors student.
Lindland, a 6-11 freshman who played at Saint Ignatius College Prep, was a two-time All-Conference Academic Team member who earned two varsity letters in basketball and one as a senior in track and field. A member of the National Honor Society, Lindland was the vice-president and co-founder of the Saint Ignatius Business and Economics Club, as well as an Illinois State Scholar, National Merit Scholarship Commended Student and an AP Scholar with Distinction.
Little, a 6-4 three-sport athlete at McDonogh School in basketball, track and field soccer, won the McDonogh Scholar-Athlete Award and was a member of the MIAA A Conference Soccer Championship team. A cum laude student who was also a member of the honor roll and Dean's List earned the Excellence in Mathematics Award and received a number of scholarships prior to MIT.