"I just decided it was the best fit for me," Egi told Scout.com Sunday evening. "I think the program is on the upswing. I think that's where I feel comfortable playing the next four years. They have a great school, basketball program and a great coach."
A native of Canada, Egi, who is finishing his high school career at Montverde (Fla.) Academy, also considered California, Vanderbilt, Stanford and Washington. Egi took an official visit to Harvard this past weekend.
"I was leaning towards going there, but after the weekend, it settled all of my doubts," Egi explained. "I just felt everything click, so I decided to make a decision."
Egi, who reportedly has a 4.0 GPA, said Harvard's mix of basketball and terrific academics played into his decision.
"Just the fact that the program is on the rise and coach Amaker is a great coach that I really feel comfortable playing for," he said. "Just the academics combined with the basketball and once I graduate from Harvard I'll always have that degree."
Egi said he discussed committing with Chatfield, a 6-foot-5 guard, Sunday morning.
"We were actually at breakfast together," Egi said. "He's a really good player and I'm excited to play with him."
Egi also confirmed to Scout.com that he intends to reclassify to the 2014 class.