Several sports blogs are reporting that O’Connell center Frank Ben-Eze has rescinded his commitment to play for Tommy Amaker and Harvard.

A lot of attention has come Ben-Eze’s way since a recent New York Times story about the changing state of Crimson basketball under a big-name coach. Ben-Eze would be the big prize of Harvard’s greatest-ever recruiting class.

Amaker, a fabulous high school and college player, hails from Falls Church. He should have attended my high school, Falls Church High, based on his address. Falls Church won four games in a good year.

But Amaker somehow ended up out-of-zone at W.T. Woodson, which, by amazing coincidence, had one of the best basketball programs in Northern Virginia.

I haven’t been able to root for him since.