March 10, 2010
Notre Dame, Ind. – Notre Dame senior forward Luke Harangody (Schereville, Ind.) has been named to the 2009-10 U.S. Basketball Writers Association All-District V team. This marks the third consecutive year Harangody has received all-district recognition.
Hanrangody completed his senior year at Notre Dame averaging 23.3 points and 9.7 rebounds per game, despite missing five games with a deep bone bruise on his right knee. At the conclusion of the regular season, Harangody was second in the nation in scoring average, while also ranking 29th in rebounding. The senior capped league play posting 22.5 points and 9.4 rebounds in 13 games, however fell one game short of qualifying in the final BIG EAST statistics. He would have finished second in the league in both categories.
He also continued to rack-up career records during the campaign. The senior currently stands second in program history in both points (2,430) and rebounds (1,200) and is the only player in Notre Dame history to score over 2,000 points and pull down over 1,000 boards. In addition, he became the only player in BIG EAST history to average better than 20.0 points and 10.0 rebounds during his career.
Harangody has also already been named to the All-BIG EAST Conference first team for the third time in his career, one of only eleven players in league history to have received such distinction and the first from Notre Dame. In addition, he has been named a finalist for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, was named to the midseason top-30 lists for both the Wooden and Naismith Awards and was the leading vote-getter on the Associated Press Preseason All-America Team.
Joining Harngody on the District V team (which includes Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin) are player of the year Evan Turner (Ohio State), Jordan Crawford (Xavier), Gordon Hayward (Butler), Trevan Hughes (Wisconsin), Robbie Hummel (Purdue), JuJuan Johnson (Purdue), Kalin Lucas (Michigan State), Demetri McCamey (Illinois), and E’Twaun Moore (Purdue). The district’s coach of the year was Purdue’s Matt Painter.
Harangody and the Irish begin play at the 2010 BIG EAST Championship tonight at Madison Square Garden. After receiving a first round bye, the seventh-seeded Irish will play Seton Hall at 7:00 p.m ET.