Starting our season preview in earnest today, we will take a look at the reserves who will not be getting a lot of action this year.
The 6'8", 232 pound sophomore forward from Unionville, Connecticut played sparingly last season. Scoring 1.7 PPG in 12 contests, Abro provides decent size on the wing and might see some time as a Rob Kurz-type high post player. Probably still a year away from serious minutes.
A second generation Notre Dame forward, the junior walk-on from New Jersey plays a bit like Zach Hillesland. Tall and lean at 6'8", 213 pounds, he will probably not see any more action than his five games last year.
The sophomore walk-on from Chicago turned down a few D1 offers to attend Notre Dame. With solid ball-handling skills, Kopko can run the offense. As he fourth point guard (behind Jackson, K-Mac, and Peoples), he will only see more playing time due to a starter's injury or possession of marijuana.
The backup point guard played in eight contests last season and transferred back home to Morehead State in August. Best of luck to him.
Ben Hansbrough and Scott Martin-
Two very talented transfers will not see action in the regular season this year, but will contribute next season.