Three-star PG Taurus Samuels commits to Dartmouth

Three-star recruit Taurus Samuels (Vista, Calif.) committed to Dartmouth College on Wednesday. He announced his decision on his Twitter account.

The six-foot, 160-pound guard had offers from many schools, including UC Davis, Cal Poly and Northern Arizona.

Samuels spoke with The Left Bench in April, explaining how his mother has served as an inspiration for him and how education would be a big factor in his decision.

“Honestly, it was a very hard decision for me to make,” Samuels said. “Dartmouth being any Ivy League school, that’s an opportunity that not many people can say they had … It was just over time, weighing in all the factors, talking to my mom and the coaches who have been there for me, and finding the spot that was best for me.”

Dartmouth gains its first first verbal commit from the class of 2018 in Samuels, according to