Notre Dame Basketball

2020 F Myles Stute Updates Recruitment, Offers Thoughts On Notre Dame

January 20, 2019
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Myles Stute’s goal was to try holding DJ Jeffries to 15 points or less.

That didn’t work out as the 2019 Memphis forward commit finished with 22 points and seven rebounds. But after the 6-foot-7 Jeffries got off to a fast start, the 6-foot-7 Stute was able to keep him in check for the most part and help lead Gonzaga College High School to a 69-56 win over Jeffries’ Olive Branch squad at the HoopHall Classic on Saturday night.

“We got the W,” Stute said afterward. “That’s all I can really say. I’m proud of my guys.”

The 2020 forward already has double-digit scholarship offers from schools like Georgetown, George Washington, George Mason, Penn State, Seton Hall, Oklahoma State, UMass and Penn. He continues to receive interest from other schools as well like Clemson, Louisville, Marquette, Xavier and Notre Dame among others.

“It’s going pretty good right now,” he said. “It’s starting to pick up a lot. I’m getting a lot of interest from high-majors, so it’s coming in. I’m feeling good.

“Clemson has made me a priority as of late for sure. I’ve been in constant contact with Louisville, Coach Chris Mack. George Washington has stayed in touch. They were my first I believe as well. Marquette has reached out, Xavier has been talking to me a little but as well.”

Stute’s last visit was an official to Penn.

“I love the offense they run,” he said. “Any one of their five players can handle the ball. They try to make it like more of an international style of game, which I love. They just go up and down. With the academics, you can’t beat it. It’s an Ivy League school.”

He’ll have to balance looking at an Ivy League school with a high-major.

“With a Power Five conference school, it’s great basketball every single night no matter who you’re playing, on TV every night, just developing,” he said. “I love both.”

He’s being recruited by multiple ACC schools.

“It’s ACC, best conference in the country in my opinion,” he said. “With that, going at it every night against a top-quality team, you can’t beat it.”

A native of Minneapolis, Stute said the idea of going to a school like Marquette “intrigues me a lot for sure.”

Notre Dame could also offer the chance to return to the Midwest. Last month, Stute said he heard from Irish assistant Rod Balanis.

“They love how I was playing,” Stute said of the Irish. “I think it was coming off our Archbishop Carroll game. They loved the way I played in that game. He’s trying to get Coach Mike Brey to come see me soon. With Prentiss (Hubb) up there and a couple other DMV guys, I feel like that connection is strong.”

Stute talks with his former Gonzaga teammate and current Irish point guard Prentiss Hubb “a lot.”

“He loves it,” Stute said of Hubb. “He’s starting up there now. He’s saying the classes are going good. On the basketball side, he’s loving it. He’s loving the competition he’s playing with every night, especially the team he’s on. They’ve got a lot of good pieces and I feel like they can start doing things.”

Stute is staying patient with the process and doesn’t have any other visits scheduled at the moment, but is “definitely looking to get one to Georgetown pretty soon.”

 
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