The Notre Dame Fighting Irish basketball team has surprised many over the course of the past 3 years. What Mike Brey has done with the program by making it a legitimate power in the ACC and nationally, well it is something of a miracle. And he’s done this while flying under the radar in terms of recruiting.
That’s a little harder now after Dane Goodwin committed to the Irish.
Ready to be apart of the family!☘️ pic.twitter.com/ARmfvVqMtj— Dane Goodwin (@danegoodwin23) July 6, 2017
The 4 star guard was once a commit with the Ohio State Buckeyes, but after Thad Matta was ousted from Columbus, Goodwin started to look around. One thing came after another, and now he is a part of the best recruiting class in the ACC.
While this class is certainly “guard heavy,” the Irish did land a power forward transfer from the UConn Huskies in Juwan Durham. That’s 4 more top 100 players ready to play ball in South Bend in 2018.
There was a nice explanation in the comments of an article on the Ohio State site at 247:
Hubb sees himself as a pass first point guard, and is an outstanding defender. Carmody is more driver than shooter; Goodwin more shooter than driver. ND is comfortable with three guards together; Goodwin may grow and be a small forward with good ball skills.
This goes along with what Brey has been doing.
This is all good news for Notre Dame basketball, and it may still get even better. The Irish are still recruiting for the 2018 class, and perhaps they will be able to land another big man.
I wouldn’t put anything past Mike Brey right now. Anything.