Notre Dame Athletics | August 7, 2018
Renewed Irish Roster Looks To Develop In The Bahamas
The University of Notre Dame men's basketball team embarks on its first international trip since before the 2014-15 season on August 7, 2018, to take part in the Bahamas Basketball Federation `Summer of Thunder 2018.' The Irish will face three different opponents over the course of seven days on the island of New Providence.
Notre Dame will be breaking in one of its most inexperienced rosters of the Mike Brey era in 2018-19, making the international trip this year a key moment in the team's development. The Irish return just two full-time starters (Pflueger, Gibbs) for the first time since 2009-10 (Luke Harangody, Tory Jackson) and only the third time in the Brey era (2002-03, Chris Thomas, Matt Carroll).
In terms of playing years experience in the Notre Dame program, the 2018-19 season has the lowest of the Brey era. Combined, the Irish roster has just 12 years of collegiate experience combined entering the season - Pflueger (3), Harvey (1), Gibbs (2), Djogo (1), Burns (2), Nelligan (1), Mooney (2). The 2002-03, 2003-04, 2006-07 and 2011-12 featured 13 seasons of combined experience in the Brey system before the season tipped off.
Six Newcomers Match High Of Brey Era
Notre Dame welcomes six new players who are eligible for competition this season - junior Juwan Durham (sat out the 2017-18 season after transferring from Connecticut) and freshmen Robby Carmody, Dane Goodwin, Prentiss Hubb, Nate Laszewski and Chris Doherty.
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