Wasserman is the son of Steven and Cathy Wasserman. His father grew up in Roslyn and is himself the son of Budd and the late Maxine Wasserman, also of Roslyn.
Wasserman, a graduate of the Horace Mann School in New York City, has been rated as a blue-chip prospect on www.tennisrecruiting.com and is currently ranked in the nation for his class. Wasserman has been as high No. 4 in the national rankings and has been a mainstay among the top 30 players nationally from 2012-15. Wasserman also traveled internationally in the summer of 2014, competing in International Tennis Federation (ITF) junior and professional events. He earned his first ATP point and world ranking in doubles by advancing to the semifinals at the Puebla, Mexico Futures event.
Wasserman has ranked among the elite players in the USTA Eastern section, finishing No. 1 in the year-end ranking multiple times. Additionally, Wasserman has distinguished himself from a young age by winning three national sportsmanship awards along with one Eastern sportsmanship award. Wasserman has been involved in an array of extracurricular activities where he has donated his time to charitable events along with an internship with the Landmark West non-profit historic preservation organization for the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
“We’re delighted to have Jimmy join our Princeton tennis family this fall,” said Billy Pate, Princeton head coach. “He brings a wealth of tournament experience and is an incredibly intelligent player. Jimmy has excelled for many years as a top player in his section and on the national scene. He possesses a rock-solid backcourt game and does a great job of assessing exactly what he needs to do for success on the court. Jimmy always displays a tremendously positive attitude and exemplifies the competitive energy that we desire in our student-athletes. He is a fighter, and he will be a great asset to our program throughout his college career.”