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BREAKING | 2022 F Ven-Allen Lubin Completes Notre Dame Hoops Class

November 9, 2021

A day before the Early Signing Period is set to open, the Notre Dame men’s basketball program’s 2022 recruiting class is complete.

Florida power forward Ven-Allen Lubin‍ just announced his verbal commitment to the Irish, giving Notre Dame a trio of top 2022 targets along with New England power forward Dom Campbell and elite New York combo guard JJ Starling.

All three will be free to sign National Letters of Intent and officially become members of the Irish Hoops family between this Wednesday and next Wednesday.

The 6-foot-7, 220-pounder chose Notre Dame over Clemson, Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech among others.

“He does pretty much everything, to be honest,” Team Parsons (CP25) head coach Anthony Ricks Jr., told Irish Sports Daily. “He's 6-7, 6-8 can handle it. He's extremely skilled with his footwork. He really doesn't have any weaknesses and that's rare to say for a high school. He doesn't make big mistakes, plays within himself. But you look up on the scoreboard and he has 25 and 12.

“He's a high-level player. He can shoot it, he's athletic, rebounds really well. He's a very selfless guy. He does whatever the team needs to win.”

Ricks said Lubin is “great” off the court in terms of his character as a teammate and a student.

“I've coached a lot of great kids over the last 10 years and he may go down as the best one we coached as far as the season he had,” said Ricks. “He had monster games against some of the top teams in the country. He really carried us in the first part of July, averaging about 30 points a game in the first live period session.”

Ricks noted that Lubin is put together well enough that he could be physically ready to contribute right away, but that he hasn’t spend much time in the weight room yet, so he still has plenty of room to grow.

“I imagine once he gets on a college campus with all the stuff they do, his body will continue to transform,” the coach said. “He's about 225 right now, but that's without him really being in the weight room to be honest. I think that he'll be really strong.

“I'd be shocked if he's not an All-ACC Freshman just because he's really mature as an upcoming freshman and he'll be ready to impact immediately because what he does translates. He won't have a big curve like a lot of freshmen because he's so mature.”

Ricks also believes Lubin will make a smooth transition into Mike Brey’s program.

“He'll fit right in. Like a lot of the guys Coach Brey has had, he'll fit right into that, especially with that freshman class with (JJ) Starling and those guys.”


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