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Top 2018 NJ SG Plans To Visit Notre Dame In Future

January 17, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Notre Dame has been on Luther Muhammad for a while – since extending an offer to the 2018 New Jersey shooting guard over a year ago – and the Irish remain in steady contact with him.

“They hit me up like on the daily, at least once a week,” the Jersey City native said from the HoopHall Classic here this weekend.

The 6-foot-4, 195-pounder said his contact in South Bend now is new Irish assistant Ryan Ayers.

“He’s a very cool cat, he’s got jokes,” Muhammad said. “From my standpoint, he’s a very good guy.”

Muhammad also has offers from schools like UConn, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Rutgers and Cincinnati among others. He’s hoping to make a trip to Notre Dame eventually.

“I don’t know when, but I do have plans on visiting,” he said. “I’d like to see a practice, game, how they interact with each other, classes. I want to get a feel for just about everything.”

Muhammad pointed to the academics at South Bend when asked the reason for his interest in the Irish.

He’s been able to get out to see a few games recently.

“I went to a Temple-Cincinnati game, I went to a St. John’s game, I go to Seton Hall games,” he said. “I went to a Rutgers game, that’s about it.”

College coaches talk about his attitude more than his actual game.

“They like the way I play, they like that I play hard,” he said. “They don’t actually talk about my ability, they talk about me playing hard, my personality and the person I am.”

The junior guard isn’t claiming any current leaders, isn’t sure what his timetable will look like and isn’t concerned with location.

“It doesn’t matter where I go,” he said. “I don’t care if it’s far. As long as it’s a good fit for me and I feel comfortable, at home and that it’s a family. I’m looking for another family.”

Muhammad scored 24 points, including 20 in the first half, in Hudson Catholic’s HoopHall Classic appearance, a 62-53 win over Texas’ St. Anthony, which features top 2019 target Charles Bassey.

“It was great,” Muhammad said of playing in the annual showcase event.

“I watched it in seventh and eighth grade when I came here to play in middle school. I actually watched it like two years in a row. Once I got the schedule and we were playing in this, I was excited. I always wanted to play here.”

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