April 30, 2012 at 3:52 pm #5884
It looks like we may have signed another recruit for 2012, Nate Lubick, although he may be a walk-on or not coming at all. Lubick commited to Colgate during his sophomore year, then decommited. His older brother starts for Georgetown but is a big guy, whereas Nate is a 6’3 shooter. He played for his dad and his prep school won the NEPSAC tournament, defeating the #1 prospect in the country, Nerlens Noel.
Here is a reference to him being committed to LU:
And another one (scroll down):
Yet, I can find no articles or other confirmations. Additionally, this article from March 11th says that Lubick will be going D3:
If he is indeed coming to Lehigh, I would really hope it is as a walk-on. Having never seen him play, but knowing Colgate offered him as a sophomore, he can undoubtedly play a bit, and would likely help the squad. But I don’t know if I can support giving McCarthy’s scholarship to a borderline D1 guard. We will have to watch and find out on this one, but it does scare me some.April 30, 2012 at 4:07 pm #5885
In that high school conference, Chuku 2nd Team, Lubick Honorable Mention. Very good conference. I would say he is your last schollie. Apparently, solid 3 point shooter, and good drive and kick game. Coach’s son, always a good thing.May 1, 2012 at 12:05 am #5888
If true, this is a freeking debacle, unless this kid is CJ 2.0, it is a joke. Next year is about championships and extending this years success, and we NEED frontcourt help not another guard. How many 6’3 and under can one team possess? Unless reeds plans 40 minutes of hell/pressing philosophy that I’ve called for, this is awful. CJ, GK, HG, MM, BJB need bigs to go deep into march again….
So of our 13 we’ll have MM, CS, SC, BJB, CJ, DC, AD, and NL as 6’3 and under…now don’t give me crap I know just as you do that SC is 6’4, but you get the freeking point here folks…is there another team in NCAA Mens Div I basketball that would have EIGHT, OCHO, 8….EIGHT….eight….our front court is so young, inexperienced and small it is a joke..you lose 3 front court seniors and a legit big body center to injury and you bring in two 6’3 guards, a 6’7 3/4 and a 6’8 skinny 4….that isn’t planning right there…bad job by reed and staff..May 1, 2012 at 12:17 am #5889
This just can’t be true, the world knows we need a big, we beat duke and get more notoriety and publicity and sign a fringe 6’3 guard. This is a sick joke.May 1, 2012 at 12:42 am #5890
Yo, guys, relax. I think coach Reed has proven that he knows what he’s doing. Give it time and this move, whatever the specifics are, will probably make sense.May 1, 2012 at 12:57 am #5891
This just can’t be true, the world knows we need a big, we beat duke and get more notoriety and publicity and sign a fringe 6’3 guard. This is a sick joke
100% agree. Really hoping he is a preferred walk-on.May 1, 2012 at 1:24 am #5892
Can’t get what’s not available.May 1, 2012 at 4:07 pm #5896
I looked through the list of honorable mention players in that conference. The majority of them are underclassmen and getting recruited by major programs. Of the seniors that are honorable mention, I see one kid signed at Missouri, one signed at UC Davis, one signed at Holy Cross, one signed at Bentley (D2) and one at Trinity (not sure D2 or lower), couple undeclared (may not be updated). So, I guess it is possible that he could be a walk-on, but unlikely. All of the kids on this list, are playing basketball for free, or close to free somewhere. So, I can’t see this kid walking on at Lehigh. If his brother is playing at G’town, and his dad is a well known coach in New England, obviously, they are savvy to the process. I would doubt he is walking on. Not so sure, he is necessarily a fringe guy, either. Maybe they see him as an upgrade over AD or SC at that position. I agree that I would love a big man (6’8″+), but we are not UNC or Kansas, and those guys are really hard to find, especially this late in the game.
Sent a couple of emails out to try to get confirmation on his status.May 1, 2012 at 4:40 pm #5897
A very tough conference with lots of top talent. Whether a W/O or a schollie no big deal. I trust Doc’s ability to judge talent. Would be nice if he was a W/O and sve the schollie.May 2, 2012 at 1:35 am #5902
Folks, I’m not looking for Adonal Foyle or David Robinson, just give me another Maneri or Mgebroff, some wide bodied 6’8-6’10 guy…I want 10 minutes, 5 fouls, 4/5 rebounds, for next year. I just want some spare minutes in front court to slow down the muscala’s of the world, and free up GK to slide to the 4 and not worry about foul trouble.
I’m not questioning if this kid is good or if reed is good judge of talent, just don’t understand the roster management from position perspective. We won the PL, we beat Duke, but that doesn’t mean I or you can’t question something that doesn’t make sense at first blush?!?!! 8 guards on a 13 man roster, is a bit peculiar, to me anyway. If that makes sense to you, tell me why.May 2, 2012 at 1:45 am #5903
Our Front Court for next year:
GK – a 4 man who plays the 5, 6’9 in height. Senior.
HG – a 6’7 with guard skills, is good rebounder for size, but certainly smallish end of 4 spot if play him at the 4. More a 3/4 hybrid. Senior.
CB – 6’6, long wing span, showed good rebounding ability, undersized 4, not big body, averaged under 5 MPG last year…RPM stats were very very good, but still, an undersized 4 with not a lot of experience….can get backed into basket by bigger 4’s…clearly his success is key piece for this team next year.
Add in two frosh with no college minutes, neither wide loads, JC 6’7 whose athletic and can rebound, but more perimeter guy then post guy, and not thick/tank like PF/4 guy….and JG 6’8 and reported to be skinny/light in the pants…
We are undersized for the PL, let alone any team we’ll see in the NCAA if we get there.
If it is true that we have an extra schollie, with one year left in CJ era, you have to compliment existing perimeter oriented line-up(MM, BJB, CJ, DC, SC, CS, AD..) with another front court guy…even if its another 4, I don’t care, just give me someone who you can put down low and help on the glass and give me 5 fouls..May 2, 2012 at 6:39 am #5905
I hear all that is said above. Is this kid coming in as good a Mackey? I am surprised that we have not attracted a big with a win over Duke. Unless, some of the prospects are believing the hype that Duke had a down year, that’s why we beat them. I saw a very determined, focused team that was better than Duke. I have to agree that now that LU has knocked off a power house, the teams will come with strength and GK cannot take all that banging. Adams, not as big, battled the big at Duke and Maneri was an all out beast and took care of business. While size and mentality work well together, we need the size!! Now there is a chance that the lanky kid, sorry cannot recall his name, may bulk up over the summer and be a real presence. Mostly likely it takes a year or two to get the weight, but anything is possible.May 2, 2012 at 1:58 pm #5907
Not so sure, he is necessarily a fringe guy, either. Maybe they see him as an upgrade over AD or SC at that position.May 2, 2012 at 2:07 pm #5908
Not so sure, he is necessarily a fringe guy, either. Maybe they see him as an upgrade over AD or SC at that position.
Lubick committed to Colgate as a soph and then with the coaching change either had a change of heart or the offer was revoked by the new staff. Since that point, I can find no info on any other scholarship offers. If he was considering going D3 as of a month ago, I assume that means he did not have other offers from high-academic D1 or D2s, which by definition makes him “fringe” and on the cusp of D1. I watched youtube videos of St. Mark’s this year, and the kid clearly plays hard and knows how to play, but hardly ever touches the ball, and when he does so primarily just swings it to the opposite side and facilitates the offense.
Again, if he is coming, I think he will help the team. He plays hard, has some talent, and is a coaches son. But I don’t agree with giving him a scholarship, even if there were no big man prospects interested.
Also, I don’t know if the two sites I cited about can be trusted. I still can’t find any articles or confirmations other than his name listed on a couple of 2nd tier recruiting sites.
There WILL be games this year where Gabe gets in foul trouble and/or isn’t playing well. Who is going to come in and guard Muscala? Or Wroblicky? And that’s only the PL…
’90, did any of your emails turn up anything?
BTW, the Van Nes kid from NMH that I posted about a few weeks ago as an available big went D2. Not sure if he had any D1 offers, but he WAS 6’10 and his brother plays at Fairfield.
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