Notre Dame Basketball Recruiting Class Ranked in Top 20

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In recent years, Notre Dame college basketball has been more nationally relevant than Notre Dame college football. Sounds kind of weird doesn’t it? Then again look at who the top three projected teams in the Big Ten: Ohio State, Wisconsin, Michigan- all traditional football powers.

Irish basketball, that is Notre Dame men’s basketball, not a version of the sport from the Emerald Isle, is going to remain strong with the signing class announced this week.

Mike Brey has announced the signing of Zach Auguste (Malborough, Mass./New Hampton School), Cameron Biedscheid (St.Louis, Mo./Cardinal Ritter College Prep) and Austin Burgett (Avon, Ind./Avon)to National Letters of Intent as members of Notre Dame’s class of 2016.

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Notre Dame Will Be Tim Abromaitis’ Team This Season

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Notre Dame basketball had an unexpected breakthrough season last year, even though it ended very poorly. They had the second best record in the Big East and were just one Big East tournament win away from probably securing a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Of course, there was the disaster upset to #10 seed Florida State very close to home at Chicago’s United Center. Still it doesn’t take away from all that the team accomplished last year.

Last year’s Big East Player of the Year Ben Hansbrough is now playing professionally in Germany.

However, Tim Abromaitis is still in South Bend, and he’s a nightmare match-up due to his ability to stroke it from deep and use his size to back down defenders in the post.

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