Notre Dame Basketball

Irish Make The Cut With 5-Star C Hunter Dickinson

October 3, 2019

The Notre Dame men’s basketball program began putting itself in this position years ago, but it’s still good to arrive here.

2020 five-star center Hunter Dickinson just announced his final four schools, including the Irish along with Duke, Michigan and Florida State.

Dickinson plays for the same DeMatha Catholic program that Irish head coach Mike Brey and associate head coach Rod Balanis played for. Brey, Balanis and the rest of the staff have been heavily pursuing the 7-footer since he was a freshman.

Dickinson was also considered a blue-chip prospect, but somehow his profile has managed to continuously rise with Duke extending an offer just last week.

Brey and his staff have made countless stops to Hyattsville, Md., to recruit Dickinson and other Stag prospects over the years. Brey was back last week for a one-on-one visit with Dickinson and followed up with his entire staff in tow for another at the start of this week.

It would have been a surprise had Notre Dame been left off his list of finalists given the relationships that have been forged over the last few years and the connection to the school. Now, the Irish will look to close the deal, but it won’t be easy.

Notre Dame has already bolstered its frontcourt over the last couple of weeks, landing commitments from power forwards Matt Zona and Elijah Taylor, but would love to add Dickinson to that group.

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