#44 Luke Harangody- 6-8 / 251, Schererville, IN-
Though injured and scheduled to miss the beginning of the season, the big sophomore looks to add to a superb freshman season. About 20 pounds lighter than last year, Bamm-Bamm has slimmed up and worked on his technique under the basket.
Last season, Harangody averaged 11.2 points and 6.2 boards in 20.6 minutes a game. When healthy, he will see much more action this year. His strength and fearlessness enabled him to adapt to the rough Big East style of play quickly. Harangody has surprising quickness for a player of his size, which will certainly improve with the loss of baby fat over the summer. He can run the floor and is no liability on defense.
This year, Luke will be expected to provide an added threat down low for the Irish in addition to senior Rob Kurz. He must recover from his injury fully and be ready to take another year of punishment crashing the boards. In addition, he will need to add different post moves to his trademark baby hook in the paint. This should come naturally with time, but the sooner Harangody learns to play like an upperclassman the better Notre Dame's chances will be of making a strong run in March.