The Notre Dame Fighting Irish received their second commitment in their class of 2018 as four-star shooting guard Robby Carmody announced over Twitter that he will be taking his talents to South Bend.
Notre Dame has had a successful couple of months on the recruiting trail with the commitments of both point guard Prentiss Hubb, University of Connecticut transfer Juwan Durham, and now Pennsylvania native Robby Carmody, all who are eligible to play in 2018.
Per scout.com, Carmody is the #95 overall recruit in the class of 2018, as well as the #22 shooting guard in the nation. Carmody held offers from programs like the Michigan Wolverines, the Louisville Cardinals, and the Syracuse Orangemen.
The 6 foot 4, 185 pound shooting guard has great size, a smooth release and an aggressive style of play. His smooth release reminds me of former Irish guard and now Portland Trailblazer Pat Connaughton.
With Matt Ryan transferring to Vanderbilt, and both Steve Vasturia and VJ Beachem going to the NBA, Notre Dame has lost most of the guys they relied on to shoot the lights out. Adding Carmody gives the Irish another guy they could count on when they need a basket.
Overall, Notre Dame has successfully recruited great backcourt depth to lead their program now that Steve Vasturia has graduated and Matt Farrell will be exhausting his edibility next season. In 2018, Notre Dame will have a variety of guards to turn to with Rex Pflueger, T.J. Gibbs, D.J. Harvey, Prentiss Hubb, Canadian Nikola Djogo and now Robby Carmody.
As mentioned before, going forward I foresee Notre Dame focusing more on adding forwards to their thin front court. If Notre Dame doesn’t successfully pick up a few more prospects or transfers at the forward position, we may see the Irish go to a four guard system.
Stay tuned for more information on everything Notre Dame basketball.
– R. Scarfone