« Men’s Basketball 2009-10

Luke Harangody

School

University of Notre Dame

Position
Forward
Major
American Studies and Computer Applications
PPG
22.4
RPG
9.2
APG
1.6

Classroom

Harangody currently holds a 2.84 grade point average and is enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters at Notre Dame.  He is on track to graduate in May 2010 with a degree in American Studies and computer applications.

Character

Harangody is a first-class representative of Notre Dame and enjoys being a college student in South Bend, Ind.  After entering his name in the 2009 NBA Draft and then withdrawing two months later to return for his senior year, Harangody noted that he just wanted to be a college student and finish what he started.  Voted a tri-captain for the 2009-10 season, he is respected by his teammates and well liked by the Notre Dame community, especially the student body.  Harangody takes time to sign autographs for all of his fans and especially enjoys spending time with young individuals.

Community

Harangody has been involved in several community service activities while at Notre Dame, including a basketball camp for local kids at Trinity Church, the annual Buddy Walk for children with Downs syndrome and the Walk for Diabetes.

Competition

The leading vote-getter on the preseason AP All-America team, Luke Harangody returns to Notre Dame for his final season as one of the leading candidates for national player of the year honors and is on the mid-season John R. Wooden Award list. He became the first player in BIG EAST history to lead the conference in both scoring and rebounding in back-to-back seasons and was the only player a year ago to finish in the top 10 nationally in both scoring (23.3 points per game) and rebounding (11.8 rebounds per game).  Harangody has a chance to conclude his career as the all-time leading scorer and rebounder at Notre Dame and in the BIG EAST Conference.  He is on pace to become the first player in Notre Dame history to score better than 2,000 points and grab more than 1,000 rebounds in his career.  Harangody’s list of career awards is extremely long and consists of honors ranging from player of the game to All-America teams.  Awards include being named BIG EAST Player of the Year in 2008 and a member of the John R. Wooden All-America team in 2008 and 2009.  He was a second-team Associated Press All-American in 2009 and 2008 while also earning Dick Vitale All-America team and NABC District V first-team honors in 2009.  Harangody was a first-team All-BIG EAST selection in 2008 and 2009, an Oscar Robertson Trophy finalist in 2009 and a member of the EA Sports Maui Invitational All-Tournament team in 2008.  In 2009, he was named to The Sporting News’ All-America third-team, FoxSports.com fourth-team All-America and Basketball Times All-Mideast team.  In addition, Harangody was a first-team State Farm/NABC All-American in 2008 and a third-team member in 2009.  He earned second-team NCAA consensus All-American honors and The Sporting News second-team All-American honors in 2008.  Harangody gathered numerous awards in consecutive years during 2008 and 2009 including second-team United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-American, first-team USBWA District V and first-team NABC District 10.  In 2008, he was a Basketball Times second-team All-American, CollegeInsider.com All-American, Rivals.com second-team All-American, CollegeHoops.net second-team All-American, second-team ESPN.com All-American, second-team SI.com All-American, the winner of the Wendell Smith Award and a USBWA District V Player of the Year.  Harangody has been a BIG EAST Player of the Week four times and a BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll member an impressive 10 times.  Other honors include a spot on the Paradise Jam All-Tournament team in 2007 and being named a CBS Chevrolet Player of the Game after contests against George Mason (March 20, 2008) and Washington State (March 22, 2008).  He was also the Notre Dame Best Rebounder Award recipient in 2008.  Harangody’s freshman season was also chalked full of awards.  He was a member of the BIG EAST All-Rookie Team and was BIG EAST Rookie of the Week three times (weeks of November 20, 2006, January 2, 2007 and January 15, 2007).  In addition, he was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll the week of February 26, 2007 and the Rivals.com National Rookie of the Week the same week.  Harangody won the Outstanding Freshman Award in 2007 as well.