Irish Commits Shine During First July Evaluation Period
July is a big month not only on the recruiting trail for basketball staffs across the country, but for players to potentially earn offers or continue working on their crafts.
Three evaluation periods occur over the next several weeks with July 12-16 being the first. The next two periods occur July 19-23 and July 26-30.
All three of Notre Dame commits were in action this weekend along with the targets remaining on the board for the Irish, and Mike Brey and his staff were out in full force.
Here is recap of how each player performed during the first July evaluation period.
NOTRE DAME COMMITS
The Mars (Pa.) High four-star shooting guard performed well during his Ohio Basketball Club's five games in the adidas Gauntlet Finale.
Carmody averaged 19.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.8 steals per game while shooting 45.2 percent (28-of-62) from the field and 41.7 percent (15-of-36) from three. He also added a 28-of-42 (66.7 percent) effort from the charity stripe.
Ohio Basketball Club went 3-2 including a win over South Carolina Supreme which boasts the nation's No. 2 player in Zion Williamson. Carmody scored 27 points in the 96-91 including a 9-of-13 effort from the field and 6-of-10 from deep. Carmody scored 20-plus points in three of his team's five contests.
Goodwin, like Carmody, put up impressive numbers over the past several days averaging 19 points, six rebounds and 1.4 assists per game for his All Ohio Red team.
The four-star guard finished strong to close the period notching a 30-point and 24-point performance in his final two games. He added six rebounds in each game. Throughout the period, Goodwin shot 42.4 percent (28-of-66) from the field, 36.8 percent (14-of-38) from deep and 89.3 percent (25-of-28) at the free throw line.
All Ohio Red finished 3-2 at Nike Peach Jam.
Unfortunately for Hubb, the four-star point guard was not able to go full strength for his DC Premier team in the Under Armour Association Finals due to an injury.
The Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga product played just a handful of minutes overall. Hubb will look to heal quickly in order to be ready for the next period.
NOTRE DAME TARGETS
The Washington (D.C.) Sidwell Friends product is one of the rising players in the 2018 class going from unranked to squeaking into the top 100 in the latest update of the Rivals100.
Playing on DC Premier (1-4) along with Hubb, Bey pulled out a solid performance for the week averaging 11.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. DC Premier went 1-4 in those five games. Bey shot 47.6 percent (20-of-42) from the field, 47.4 percent (9-of-19) from behind the arc and 57.1 percent (8-of-14) at the free throw line.
Bey started the week off hot finishing with 16 points and 10 rebounds in his first contest which he followed up with 14 points, eight rebounds and four assists in the second game.
Bey is still likely adjusting to his body after gaining several inches in height since joining the high schools ranks. Some believe he could continue to grow. He will take an official visit to Notre Dame this fall.
With the three guards already in the fold, the Irish will focus on adding post talent to the class. Hauser is one of the top targets for Notre Dame.
Playing on the adidas circuit for Iowa Barnstormers (3-2), the four-star power forward put up good numbers in five games at the adidas Gauntlet Finale. Hauser averaged 18 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game while shooting 30-of-64 (46.9 percent) overall, 8-of-20 (40 percent) from deep and a very impressive 22-of-23 (95.7 percent) at the charity stripe.
Hauser's top performance was a 27 point and eight rebound effort.
Notre Dame continues to work hard on Hauser in hopes of getting him on campus for a visit. Wisconsin, Marquette and Michigan State are the other contenders in his recruitment with the advantage likely sitting with the in-state programs. Hauser's older brother is a member of the Marquette basketball program.
Shittu proved why he is considered one of the top players in the country at Nike Peach Jam with his CIA Bounce team scoring 20 points in four of five games which helped him land an offer from Arizona.
The five-star forward averaged 20 points, 8.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists and one assist per game while being efficient from the field. Shittu shot 65 percent (39-of-60) overall, 3-of-5 (60 percent) from three and 52.8 percent (19-of-36) from the free throw line. Shittu also knocked down a game-winning three.
Notre Dame made their presence felt at least two of Shittu's games and the five-star has listed the Irish in the past as one of the programs pushing hard for his services. Competition picked up with Arizona jumping in and Notre Dame will need to continue putting in a ton of effort to pull off the upset and land the talented power forward.
NOTE: Still working to determine if Champaign (Ill.) Central product Tim Finke is still a legitimate option which is why full stats are not listed. Finke averaged 9.6 points and 4.4 rebounds in five games for Meanstreets at Nike Peach Jam.