Luke Harangody, PF, Senior, Notre Dame
There isn’t a player in college basketball with a better career scoring average over the last three years than Harangody. The 6-8 brute has been the nuts and bolts of the Irish program and the most successful player for the program since Troy Murphy.
Harangody averaged a Big East high 23.3 points and 11.8 rebounds a game last year as a junior and even handed out a couple of assists a contest. He’s the top returning rebounder in the conference, too.
The first time I saw Harangody was at the Spiece Run 'n Slam in Fort Wayne, Indiana. That was the perfect place to watch the bull in a china shop big man.
I wrote: "He's not going to win any points for style and grace but Luke Harangody will earn the respect of true hoops fans. The 6-foot-8, 245-pound class of 2006 prospect is a blue collar post player that loves to battle for boards, dive for loose balls and score inside the paint."
He hasn't changed a bit.
RSCI rankings had Harangody as the No. 83 ranked player in the class of 2006.