March 28, 2008
Notre Dame, Ind. – Sophomore forward Luke Harangody (Schererville, Ind.), the 2008 BIG EAST Player of the Year, has been named a second team All-American by the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA), Rivals.com and CollegeHoopsnet.com.
Harangody led the Irish in scoring and rebounding as he averaged 20.4 points and 10.6 rebounds. In addition, he became just the second player in BIG EAST history to lead the conference in both scoring and rebounding with averages of 23.3 points and 11.3 rebounds.
Harangody scored 672 points during the season — the third most ever by a Notre Dame sophomore. He scored in double figures in 32 of 33 contests during the 2007-08 campaign, including the final 31 games of the season. Harangody netted 20-plus point in 18 contests that included three 30-plus point performances and recorded 19 double-doubles. He scored a career-high 40 points in a loss at Louisville on February 28 and grabbed a career-high 22 boards versus Washington State in Notre Dame’s NCAA tournament second-round loss on March 22. The 22 rebounds were the second-most by an Irish player in an NCAA tournament game and the most since in an NCAA contests since Tim Duncan in 1997.
Harangody reached the 1,000-point mark this season with 1,031 career points after 65 games for a 15.9 career scoring average.
In addition to being named a first team all-BIG EAST honoree, Harangody was named the USBWA District V Player of the Year as well as being named a second team All-America selection by SI.com and ESPN.com. He also earned a spot on the NABC (National Association of Basketball Coaches) District 10 first team.