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Notre Dame men's hoops signs four to incoming class

While National Signing Day made college decisions official for several local athletes Wednesday, it was also an important day for Notre Dame men's hoops.

The Irish are gearing up for their season opener as they travel to DePaul this weekend, but the excitement extends beyond the current season. The program locked in one of the country's top recruiting classes, with four players signing to come to South Bend.

They include Robby Carmody, Dane Goodwin, Prentiss Hubb, and Nate Laszewski. All four are considered Top-100 players by multiple recruiting outlets, and head coach Mike Brey said the recent success of the Irish has helped capture recruiting wins like this one.

"It's another step of how we're looked at," said Brey. "I think our program has always been respected after we got it built, but certainly an ACC championship [appearance], the Elite Eights, some NBA guys, playing in big games on national TV and delivering enough times on that stage, we're thought of a little differently now and this class I think is an example of it."

Carmody is a 6'4" guard from Pennsylvania who set his high school's record in several categories, including career scoring. Goodwin is a 6'5" guard from Ohio, who also holds career records for points and rebounds at his high school. Hubb is a 6'3" point guard from Maryland who was named an Under Armour All-American three times. Laszewski, the last to join the class, is a 6'10" forward originally from Florida. However, he played at a prep school in Massachusetts and was named MVP of the New England Prep School Athletic Council championship game.

"Very rarely do we sign four guys, but all four of them are really gifted and really fit how we play," said Brey. "There is some winning in them. They played against great competition and we have two coaches sons (Carmody and Goodwin). I think that's an endorsement of your program."

The season opener against DePaul is on Saturday, with tip-off set for 4 p.m.



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