The best college athlete in Boston might be a basketball player at Harvard. I've talked about him before, but he deserves repeating. Jeremy Lin, a senior guard for the Crimson, is averaging 17.1 points and 4.4 assists per game. I've been able to see him play twice, both at BC, and both times he led his team to victory.
And he doesn't just feast on lowly Ivy League teams either. Here's a sample of what he did against UConn:
He had 30 that day.
He's listed at 6' 3" and 200 pounds, both of which are a bit generous. He may or may not bust into the NBA Draft. Even if he doesn't, he might end up on some team somewhere.
The Ivy League does not offer athletic scholarships.