Nov. 12, 2003
Notre Dame, Ind. – Rob Kurz, a 6-8, 225-pound forward from Gwynedd, Pa., has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at the University of Notre Dame beginning in the fall of 2004 it was announced today by Irish head basketball coach Mike Brey.
“We’re very excited to have Rob join our basketball program,” Brey says. “He’s a tremendous fit for this institution as a student-athlete. I’m looking forward to coaching this young man because he is such a student of the game. Rob has an intense desire to be the best player on the floor and with that comes a great work ethic. With his size and his skills, he will be able to contribute immediately. Since I’ve been at Notre Dame, we’ve been fortunate to have players with good size who are skilled athletes and know how to play the game. Rob fits right into that mold; he has a great feel for the game.”
Kurz has starred the last two years for William Penn Charter High School in Philadelphia, Pa. As a junior in 2002-03, he averaged 18.0 points and 12.0 rebounds in leading his prep team to a 26-4 record overall and garnering first-team all-league honors. He earned first-team all-city honors after helping William Penn Charter capture the Philadelphia Inter-Academic League crown with a perfect 10-0 league mark that also included two victories in the postseason.
As a sophomore, he netted 19.0 points per game and guided his team to a 16-9 overall record. However, he was unable to compete in league play that season after transferring to William Penn Charter at the beginning of the 2001-02 school year.
Kurz attended the Nike All-America camp each of the past two summers (’02 and ’03) and will serve as one of the team’s co-captains during the 2003-04 campaign.
Kurz’ sister, Laura, also a high school senior, will attend Duke University and play basketball for the Blue Devils.