2010 (Senior):HEADER LUKE CAMERON HARANGODY Small Forward/Power Forward University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish #44 6:06.0-240 Schererville, Indiana Andrean High School
OVERVIEW Harangody was the veteran leader of the Irish last season after he returned to the team in 2009-10. He initially declared for the 2009 NBA Draft but wisely decided to finish his college career rather than turning pro.
Despite missing five games with a knee bruise, he would go on to become the only player in Big East history to average better than 20.0 points and 10.0 rebounds in league competition.
Harangody also became the seventh player in Irish history to score over 2,000 points (ranks second on the career list with 2,476) in a career, joining Austin Carr, 2,560 points (1968-71); Adrian Dantley, 2,223 (1973-76); Chris Thomas, 2,195 points (2001-05); Pat Garrity, 2,085 (1994-98) and Troy Murphy, 2,058 (1998-01) in that illustrious group. He is also the first Notre Dame player in the 105-year history of the program to reach 2,000 points (2,476) and 1,000 rebounds (second all-time with 1,223) for the Irish.
He averaged 19.2 points per game as a senior, the seventh-best average by a Notre Dame player in school history. He is second in school history in field goals made (936), set the team record in field goal attempts (1,970), ranks fifth in games played (129), finished fourth for successful free throws (562), eighth for blocked shots (95) and 13th for rebounds per game (9.5 rebounds per game).
Harangody was also a four-time letter-winner at Andrean High School. He guided the team to a 67-29 record, leading the Fighting 59ers to two Lake Athletic Conference championships in 2005 and '06 and to three sectional crowns. The two-time All-State and All-Conference selection finished his career with 1,527 points for an 18.8 scoring average and 850 rebounds (10.5 rebounds per game) while playing in 81 games.
As a senior, Harangody averaged 23.6 points and 12.8 rebounds per game. He was twice named Post Tribune Northwest Indiana Player of the Year, earning the honor in both '05 and '06, in addition to being a two-time Indiana Associated Press all-state honoree.
He also was two-time All-State selection by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association and was named as one of the Tremendous 26 by the Indiana High School Basketball Guide. The 2005 The Times Northwest Indiana Player of the Year was Andrean's top scorer and rebounder during his junior season as he averaged 23.2 points and 12.3 rebounds per game.
Harangody played in the Indiana All-Star Game following his senior season. He also competed in the Indiana-Kentucky All-Star Game and helped lead Indiana to two wins in the series. In the first game at E.A. Diddle Arena, he led the Hoosier All- Stars with 16 points and 14 rebounds in 90-74 victory and then followed that performance up with 12 points and nine rebounds in 94-66 in second contest that was played at Conseco Field House.
As a true freshman at Notre Dame in 2006-07, Harangody was named to the Big East Conference All-Rookie team and was a three-time league rookie-of-the-week pick. He played in all 32 contests and earned starts in the final 16 games, as he finished as the fourth leading scorer (11.2 points per game) and second-leading rebounder (6.2). He reached double figures in 22 contests, posting seven double-doubles and led the Irish in scoring on four occasions.
In 2007-08, Harangody earned second-team consensus All-American honors and became the third player in team history to be named Big East Player of the Year. The John R. Wooden Award finalist averaged a team-leading 20.4 points and 10.5 rebounds per game and was one of ten players in the last decade to average 20 points and 10 rebounds. He was also the second player in conference history to lead the Big East in both scoring (23.3) and rebounding (11.3) in the same season.
Harangody again earned All-American and All-Big East Conference honors as a junior. He started all 34 games in which he played, as his 792 points ranked sixth all-time in school history for a single season. He averaged career-best totals with 23.3 points per game and 11.8 rebounds per game, leading the team in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots (31).
He also led the Irish in points 27 times and in rebounding on 30 occasions. His 401 rebounds ranked sixth all-time in Irish history and he was the only player in the NCAA Division I to rank among the top 10 in both scoring and rebounding (ranked sixth in rebounding and eighth in scoring). He registered 25 double-doubles and scored 30-plus points on six occasions.
As a senior, Harangody missed five games with a bone bruise near his knee, but was still an All-American and All-Big East choice. He again paced the Irish in scoring (21.8 points per game) and rebounds (9.1 rebounds per game). He scored in double figures in all but two of the 30 games he played in, producing 13 double-double performances.
GAME ANALYSIS Became Notre Dame's first player to score 2,000 points and grab 1,000 rebounds, as he totaled 27 points and 12 boards vs. Idaho State...Added seven rebounds and 23 points vs. UCLA...Notched his program-record 58th career double-double with 19 points and 13 rebounds vs. Providence...Reached the 30-point plateau for the second straight game and third time this season with a season-high 36 points vs. South Florida...Recorded his 60th double-double and 13th 30+-point performance of his career vs. Syracuse, as he had 31 points, 14 boards and a steal...Registered 24 points and 11 rebounds vs. DePaul, his 10th double-double of the season...Eclipsed the 30-point mark for the fifth time on the year vs. Cincinnati, finishing with 37 points and 14 rebounds...Added 19 points and a season-high 15 rebounds in the second meeting vs. South Florida...Totaled 13 points and six rebounds vs. Seton Hall, but left the game with a deep knee bone bruise, missing the next five contests...Returned to action vs. Marquette and scored five points and grabbed two boards...Earned his 64th career double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds in the second clash vs. Seton Hall in the Big East Tournament, followed by 12 points vs. Pittsburgh and 10 points vs. West Virginia.
GAME ANALYSIS 2008-09 SEASON Associated Press second-team All-American, adding third-team honors from The Sporting News and fourth-team accolades from FOXSports.com...Selected to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-District V team...Named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District V first-team...Chosen as one of 15 finalists for the Oscar Robertson Trophy...First-team All-Big East Conference selection and named as one of 30 midseason candidates for both the Naismith Trophy and Wooden Award...Was the recipient of the Notre Dame Monogram Club Team MVP Award...Started 34 games, missing the Furman and South Dakota contests with pneumonia...Led the team in scoring, as his 792 points ranked sixth all-time in school history and his average of 23.3 points per game rank eighth...Averaged a career-best total of 11.8 rebounds per game, as his 402 boards rank sixth on the school season-record chart...Led the team in scoring, blocked shots (31) and rebounding...Paced the Irish in points 27 times and in rebounding on 30 occasions...Only player in the NCAA Division I to rank among the top 10 in both scoring and rebounding...Ranked sixth nationally in rebounding and eighth in scoring...Registered 25 double-doubles, as he scored 30+ points on six occasions...His 454 points in Big East play were the third-most for a single season and nine points shy of Donyell Marshall's (Connecticut) all-time mark...His 231 rebounds in Big East games ranks first all-time for a single season...Dished out a career-best 70 assists.
2008-09 SEASON Registered his fourth 30-plus point performance of his career and 26th career double-double when he scored 30 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in just 29 minutes vs. USC Upstate in the season opener...Scored 27 points and grabbed 17 boards (tied for second-highest rebounding total of his career) in win over Loyola Marymount...Named to the EA Sports Maui Invitational All-Tournament team after averaging 18.7 points and 8.3 rebounds and finished with 14 points and five rebounds in first round win over Indiana and then followed that up with his third double-double of the season as he scored 29 points and grabbed 13 boards in win over Texas...Despite being ill the night before the championship game vs. top-ranked North Carolina, he finished with 13 points and seven rebounds...Returned to the Irish lineup vs. Ohio State and notched fourth double-double of the season with 25 points and 16 rebounds...notched another double-double with 23 points and 15 boards vs. Boston University...Had 20 points and eight rebounds vs. Delaware State and began a stretch of 11 straight double-doubles with 23 points and 13 rebounds vs. Savannah State...Finished with 26 points and 16 rebounds at DePaul in the Big East opener...Tallied 31 points and 11 boards in a win over nationally-ranked Georgetown...Reached the 30-point plateau for the third time on the season with 30 points vs. Seton Hall and also had 16 rebounds vs. the Pirates...Recorded 28 points and 13 rebounds at Louisville...Seventh straight double-double came at Syracuse as he posted 25 points and 16 rebounds...had 24 points and 15 rebounds vs. Connecticut...Scored 29 points and collected 17 rebounds vs. Marquette...Compiled his 15th double-double of the campaign with 27 points and 11 rebounds at Pittsburgh...His 11th straight double-double came at Cincinnati as he posted 28 points and 14 boards...Responded with 32 points, 17 rebounds and four assists vs. nationally-ranked Louisville...had 19 points and 11 rebounds vs. South Florida...Had 26 points and 13 rebounds at West Virginia...Notched an 18-point effort to go along with eight rebounds vs. Providence and recorded his 20th double-double of the season with 20 points and 15 rebounds vs. Rutgers...It also marked his 10th 15-plus rebound effort of the season...Scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds vs. Villanova...Finished with 31 points and 12 rebounds vs. St. John's...Scored seven points and hauled in 11 rebounds in a win over Rutgers during the first round of the Big East Tournament...Had 27 points and eight rebounds vs. West Virginia in the second round of the conference tournament...Tallied 22 points and 10 rebounds vs. UAB in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament...compiled 26 points and 11 boards vs. New Mexico in the second round of the NIT...Reached the 30-point mark for the sixth time of the season with 30 points in a win over Kentucky in the NIT quarterfinals...Recorded his 25th double-double of the campaign with 17 points and 10 rebounds vs. Penn State in the semifinals of the NIT.
GAME ANALYSIS 2007-08 SEASON Consensus All-American second-team choice and became the third player in Notre Dame history to be named Big East Player of the Year...chosen to the John R. Wooden All-American team and was a State Farm/NABC first team All-American selection...Averaged a team-leading 20.4 points and 10.5 rebounds, as he was one of just 10 players in the last decade to average 20 points and 10 rebounds...Became the second player in conference history to lead the conference in both scoring (23.3) and rebounding (11.3) in the same season...Averaged 14.0 points and 18.0 rebounds in two NCAA tournament games...His 672 points were the third most by a Notre Dame sophomore...Became the 48th player in school history to score 1,000 points...Netted double figures in 32 of 33 games, including the final 31 contests...Scored 20-plus points in 18 contests, including three 30-plus point performances...Registered 19 double-doubles.
2007-08 SEASON Scored 18 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in win over No. 12 George Mason and then finished with 10 points and 22 rebounds in loss to No. 4 Washington State...The 22 rebounds were the most an NCAA game since Tim Duncan had 22 in a first-round game in 1997 and second-most by an Irish player in an NCAA tournament contest...Recorded the first 40-point performance since Monty Williams scored 42 points vs. Valparaiso on November 28, 1993 when he netted 40 points in loss at Louisville...His 40 points came on 16-28 shooting from the field, 3-4 from three-point range (first threepointers of his career) and 5-7 performance from the free-throw line and were the most points ever by a Notre Dame player in a Big East game...Also recorded his 17th double-double with 12 rebounds in the contest...Scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds vs. DePaul in second meeting as he was 11-18 from the field...Copped third Big East Player of the Week honor following those two games in which he averaged 32.0 points and 10.5 rebounds, while shooting 58.7 percent from the field...Named to the all-tournament team at the Paradise Jam after averaging 17.3 points and 8.0 rebounds in three games...Selected as the Big East Player of the Week for the first time in his career after averaging 21.6 points and 10.7 rebounds in wins over North Florida, West Virginia and Connecticut...Also was named Big East Player of the Week when he averaged 30.0 points and 14.0 rebounds in Notre Dame's wins over Providence and DePaul...Netted 30-plus points for the second time in his career when he scored a career-high 32 points (13-24 from the field) in loss at Connecticut in addition to matching his personal best with 16 boards...Registered first 30-point outing of his career when he scored 31 points (11-22 from the field) and grabbed 14 rebounds in overtime win vs. Providence...Followed that up with 29 points and 14 boards vs. DePaul as he was 10-22 from the field...Finished with 20 points and six rebounds in win over St. John's...Tallied 21 points and nine rebounds in season-finale vs. South Florida...Registered fourth consecutive double-double when he scored 22 points and grabbed 13 boards in win Seton Hall...Matched his career-high with four assists and three steals...had 18 points and 11 points vs. Marquette and connected on 10-13 shots from the field...Registered ninth double-double of the season in netting 25 points and grabbing 10 boards vs. Villanova and was named to the Big East Weekly Honor Roll for the third time...Scored 24 of his game-high 25 points in win over Cincinnati in the second half...Matched career high with 29 points and 14 rebounds vs. Marquette for his eighth double-double of the season...Finished 10-17 from the field and 9-11 from the line...Held to a Big East season-low 10 points in win at Rutgers...Followed that up with 23 points and 12 rebounds vs. Pittsburgh...Scored 14 points and grabbed 14 rebounds vs. Syracuse...Topped the 20-plus point mark for the fifth time when he scored 22 points and grabbed six rebounds vs. North Florida...posted career bests of 29 points and 16 rebounds vs. West Virginia as he was 11-16 from the field...Recorded seventh double-double of the season with his 14 points and 10 boards in win over Connecticut...Finished with 13 points and five rebounds vs. Marquette in Big East quarterfinal loss...Garnered Big East Weekly Honor Roll honors after averaging 23.5 points and 12.0 rebounds vs. Georgia Tech and Youngstown State...Also earned honor roll recognition following performances vs. Kansas State and Northern Illinois as he averaged 16.5 points and 13.0 rebounds...Keyed Notre Dame's win over Kansas State with 19 points and a career-high 14 boards...Followed that up by scoring 14 points and grabbing 12 rebounds vs. Northern Illinois...Registered third straight double for the first time in his career in win over as he netted 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds vs. San Francisco...Netted 20-plus points for the third consecutive game (and the first time in his career) when he finished with a career-high 25 points as he hit 12-17 field goals in 27 minutes vs. Youngstown State...Also registered his second straight double-double and finished with 13 rebounds, in addition to dishing off four assists...Produced back-to-back 22-point outings in losses to Baylor and Georgia Tech that matched his career best...In addition to his 22 points vs. the Yellow Jackets, he also grabbed 11 rebounds to record his first double-double of the season...Connected on 8-of-19 shots from the field in the contest playing a career-high 35 minutes...Also blocked a career-high three shots...was 9-14 from the field vs. Baylor in scoring 22 points as he also grabbed eight boards...Finished with eight points and five rebounds vs. Monmouth...In the season opener vs. Long Island, he tallied 15 points, grabbed six rebounds and dished off three assists...Netted 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds vs. Colgate...Scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds vs. Eastern Michigan...Finished with 13 points and eight boards vs. Brown...Named recipient of Wendell Smith Award as MVP of first Notre Dame-DePaul game played during the season.
2009-10 SEASON Third-team All-American selection by The NBA Draft Report, Associated Press and State Farm Insurance, adding second-team honors from the John R. Wooden Award group...Added All-Big East Conference first-team honors for the third consecutive year and was chosen to the NABC All-District team...Appeared in 30 games, starting 25 times while missing the St. John's, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Georgetown and Connecticut contests late in the regular season after suffering a knee bone bruise vs. Seton Hall...Still managed to lead the team in scoring (653 points, 21.8 points per game), as his point total ranks tied for 13th and his scoring average ranks tied for 18th on the school season-record chart...Paced the Irish with 273 rebounds (9.1 rebounds per game) and was se4cond with 20 blocked shots...Handed out 47 assists and had 14 steals...Scored in double figures 28 times, recording seven double-double performances...Two-time Big East Player of the Week (1/11 & 2/8) and three-time Big East Weekly Honor Roll (11/23, 12/21 & 1/4) choice.
2006-07 SEASON Along with classmate Tory Jackson, Harangody was named to the Big East Conference All-Rookie Team...Three-time Big East rookie-of-the-week honoree...Played in all 32 contests and earned starts in the final 16 games of the season...Finished as the fourth leading scorer (11.2 points per game.) and second-leading rebounder (6.2 rebounds per game)...Reached double figures in 22 contests, finished with seven double-doubles and led the Irish in scoring on four occasions.
CAREER NOTES First player in Big East Conference history to average 20.0 points and 10.0 rebounds per game in league games...First player in school annals to reach 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career...Ranks second in Irish history in scoring with 2,476 points, topped by only Austin Carr (2,560 points, 1968-71)...Ranks sixth on the school season-record list with 792 points scored in 2008-09, as his scoring average of 23.8 points that season placed eighth in school annals...His career average of 19.2 points per game ranks seventh among all Irish players...Played in 129 games, the fifth-best total by a Notre Dame performer...His 936 field goals made rank second on the school career-record list behind Austin Carr's 1,017 and his 1,970 field goal attempts broke Carr's previous ND mark of 1,925...His 300 successful field goals in 2008-09 rank fourth on the school season-record list...Made 562 (fourth in school history) of 719 free throw attempts (third-best in Irish annals), as his 178 free throws made as a sophomore rank seventh on the Notre Dame season-record list... His 1,223 rebounds are topped by only Tom Hawkins (1,318 from 1956-59) in school annals, as his 402 boards in 2008-09 rank sixth on the Irish season-record chart...His average of 9.3 rebounds per game is good for 13th in Irish history...Ranks eighth in ND annals with 95 blocked shots...Holds the school career-record with 64 double-double performances, as his 25 double-doubles in 2008-09 broke the old season-record of 24 by Robert Whitmore (1967-68)...His 63 games with at least 20 points scored tied Adrian Dantley (1973-76) for second in Irish annals behind Austin Carr (70, 1968-71)...Only Carr (29 in both 1969-70, 1970-71) had more 20-point performances in a season than Harangody's 25 in 2008-09...Scored at least 30 points 14 times, fourth-best on the Irish career chart...Scored in double figures in 114-of-129 games played and had at least 10 rebounds in 65 contests...Led the Irish in scoring 72 times, in rebounds 78 times, in blocked shots 42 times, in steals 18 times and in assists five times.
HIGH SCHOOL Attended Andrean (Schererville, Ind.) High School, lettering four times in basketball for head coach Mark Horvath...Guided the team to a 67-29 record during his career, leading the Fighting 59ers to two Lake Athletic Conference championships in 2005 and '06 and to three sectional crowns...The two-time All-State and All-Conference selection finished his career with 1,527 points for an 18.8 scoring average and 850 rebounds (10.5 rebounds per game) while playing in 81 games...As a senior, Harangody averaged 23.6 points and 12.8 rebounds per game...Twice named Post Tribune Northwest Indiana Player of the Year, earning the honor in both '05 and '06, in addition to being a two-time Indiana Associated Press all-state honoree...Two-time All-State selection by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association and was named as one of the Tremendous 26 by the Indiana High School Basketball Guide...The 2005 The Times Northwest Indiana Player of the Year was Andrean's top scorer and rebounder during his junior season as he averaged 23.2 points and 12.3 rebounds per game.
OTHER TOURNAMENTS/TEAMS SUMMER LEAGUE Harangody played in the Indiana All-Star Game following his high school senior season... Also competed in the Indiana-Kentucky All-Star Game and helped lead Indiana to two wins in the series...In the first game at E.A. Diddle Arena, he led the Hoosier All- Stars with 16 points and 14 rebounds in 90-74 victory and then followed that performance up with 12 points and nine rebounds in 94-66 in second contest that was played at Conseco Field House.
PERSONAL Enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters and is majoring in American Studies and Computer Applications...Son of Peg and Dave Harangody...Older brother, Ty, played football at Indiana before injuries ended his career and graduated in 2009...His father also was a tight end on the Hoosier football team and played in the 1979 Holiday Bowl...Born Luke Cameron Harangody on 1/02/88 in Decatur, Ill....Resides in Schererville, Indiana.
Personal: SOPHOMORE SEASON (2007-08): Coming off an excellent rookie outing in which he established himself as a starter in the Irish lineup ... aggressive and powerful frontline player who gives Notre Dame a physical presence around the basket ... could emerge as one of the BIG EAST's top low post players ... adds a great deal of toughness when he is on the floor ... second-leading rebounder a year ago who is a force on both the offensive and defensive boards ... relentless underneath the basket ... has worked diligently in the weight room since the end of last season ... quicker in the post than he was a year ago ... has a good outside shot and is comfortable facing the basket ... working hard to perfect left-handed hook shot ... can also shoot the ball well from 15-18 feet away from the basket.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2006-07): Along with classmate Tory Jackson, was named to the BIG EAST All-Rookie Team ... was a three-time BIG EAST rookie-of-the-week honoree ... played in all 32 contests and earned starts in final 16 games of the season ... finished as the fourth leading scorer (11.2 ppg.) and second-leading rebounder (6.2) ... reached double figures in 22 contests, finished with seven double-doubles and led the Irish in scoring on four occasions ... topped the 20-plus point mark for the third time when he scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in BIG EAST Tournament quarterfinal win over Syracuse ... finished with 11 points in BIG EAST Tournament semifinal loss to Georgetown ... had best outing of the season against Marquette as he scored a career-high 22 points (second time with 20-plus points) and matched his personal-best with 13 rebounds ... registered fourth double-double of the season to lead the Irish in both scoring and rebounding with a then career-high 21 points (first 20-plus outing of his career) and 13 rebounds (a game-high) in win over Syracuse ... earned first career start against Seton Hall ... Rivals.com National Freshman of the Week (week of Feb. 26) following performance against the Golden Eagles ... among the top 20 freshmen in the country ranked by SI.com, considered 10th on the list ... one of five Irish starters in double figures in win over DePaul as he netted 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds ... finished with 12 points and five rebounds in first career start in win over the Pirates and had 13 points playing a career-high 28 minutes against Villanova ... played 21 minutes and netted 15 points and grabbed six rebounds in BIG EAST opener against Louisville ... had 11 points and five rebounds in win over West Virginia ... also scored 11 points in win at Cincinnati and matched career-high with four assists ... earned first BIG EAST rookie-of-the-week honor on Nov. 20 after averaging 16.3 points and 6.0 rebounds in first four games while shooting 58.1 percent from the field and 93.8 percent from the free-throw line ... registered back-to-back then career-high 18-point outings against Lafayette and The Citadel ... outscored entire Citadel team in the first half when he scored 16 first-half points (Bulldogs finished with just 12 points in first 20-minute stanza) ... first freshman since Troy Murphy in 1998-99 to score in double figures in each of his first five games ... recorded first double-double by an Irish rookie since Torin Francis in 2002 when he scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds against Butler ... posted second double-double of his career in win over Elon as he finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds in 18 minutes off the bench ... in first collegiate outing scored 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds in win over IPFW ... scored 10 points in 19 minutes off the bench against Lehigh ... just missed scoring in double figures in the sixth game of the season versus Winston-Salem St. as he finished with nine points in 18 minutes ... finished with 10 points and a career-high 12 rebounds against Army for his third double-double of the season ... followed that game up with 18 points (the third 18-point performance of his career) and 10 rebounds versus Rider as he connected on 8-12 shots from the field ... finished with 12 points and five rebounds against Stony Brook ... scored nine points and grabbed seven rebounds in 19 minutes in win over fourth-ranked Alabama scored a season-low four points against Maryland and finished with just five points and three rebounds against Georgetown ... scored a season-low one point and grabbed three rebounds in just 12 minutes against St. John's ... after starting the game, did not play in the second half ... scored four points and grabbed seven rebounds in win over Villanova ... scored 10 points and grabbed nine rebounds in loss at South Florida ... netted five points and grabbed nine rebounds versus DePaul ... in BIG EAST regular-season finale at Rutgers, finished with 10 points and seven rebounds.
AWARDS AND HONORS: BIG EAST All-Rookie Team (2007) ... BIG EAST Rookie of the Week (weeks of Nov. 20, 2006, Jan. 2, 2007 and Jan. 15, 2007) ... BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (week of Feb. 26, 2007) ... Rivals.com National Rookie of the Week (week of Feb. 26, 2007) ... Outstanding Freshman Award.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year member of varsity team where he earned four letters and was coached by Mark Horvath ... helped Andrean to a 67-29 record during his four seasons ... led Fighting 59ers to two Lake Athletic Conference championships in 2005 and `06 and to three sectional crowns ... a two-time all-state and all-conference honoree ... finished his career with 1,527 career points for an 18.8 scoring average and 850 career rebounds (10.5 per game) ... played in 81 career games ... averaged 23.6 points and 12.8 rebounds in final scholastic season ... twice named Post Tribune Northwest Indiana Player of the Year, earning the honor in both `05 and `06 ... a two-time Indiana Associated Press all-state honoree ... also was two-time all-state selection by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association ... named as one of the Tremendous 26 by the Indiana High School Basketball Guide ... `05 The Times Northwest Indiana Player of the Year ... in addition to leading his team in scoring and rebounding as a senior, was Andrean's top scorer and rebounder during his junior season as he averaged 23.2 points and 12.3 rebounds ... played in the Indiana All-Star Game during both his junior and senior seasons ... played in the Indiana-Kentucky All-Star Game and helped lead Indiana to two wins in the series ... in first game at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green, Ky., led Hoosier All-Stars with 16 points and 14 rebounds in 90-74 victory and then followed that performance up with 12 points and nine rebounds in 94-66 in second contest that was played at Conseco Field House.
PERSONAL: Full name is Luke Cameron Harangody ... has an older brother Ty who played football at Indiana before injuries ended his career ... his father Dave also was a tight end on the Hoosier football team and played in the 1979 Holiday Bowl ... son of Dave and Peg Harangody... born 1-2-88 in Decatur, Ill. ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters.
SCOUTING REPORT Positives: One of the nation's top all-around frontcourt players despite being limited athletically...He can compensate for his average athleticism with aggressive and relentless play; his determination underneath the basket helped him develop into an above-average low post scorer at the college level...Tough, hard-nosed player who has a strong work ethic and continues to work diligently in the weight room, evident by his impressive showing at the Chicago pre-draft camp (23 reps)...Has good wingspan (6-foot-9 1/2) and standing reach (8-10), but lacks spring in his leap and posted only a 28 1/2-inch vertical jump...Has improved his quickness and continues to develop his jump shot and left-handed hook shot...When working around the basket, he possesses a quick release (release is much lower and deliberate from mid-range and beyond)...Has worked to improve his shot from 15-to-18 feet, but has to deliver with a higher and quicker release...Has good angling ability and the upper-body strength to park around the basket and establish position for the rebound...Has large, soft hands and has excellent passing ability for a power forward...Loves to mix it up inside and has more than enough strength to avoid being rooted out of the paint...Strong, immovable object when he gains position under the rim, showing excellent rebounding skills off both sides of the glass...Lack of size will force him to shift to small forward at the next level, but he is a tenacious player who can box out any front-court opponent...Uses his frame well to attack the basket, drawing contact along the way...Has shown good consistency working in the post, but lacks the loose hips to be effective scoring on turnarounds...Limited vertical leap will be an issue but he has the standing reach, length and upper-body power to out-muscle most opponents for the ball...Is especially effective timing leaps on the offensive boards.
Negatives: Toned his body, added bulk and strength in the last two years, but Harangody lacks the overall athleticism to be a small forward and lacks the size teams look for in a power forward...Excellent scorer who has the instincts and desire to contribute, but lacks good lateral agility to stay in front of shooters when moving out of the paint to defend...Has an unorthodox shooting style and release, but manages to consistently get "his" shot...Better scorer working inside, as he has an effective jumper, but his inconsistent release (also deliberate) will lead to regularly contested shots...Has a scorer's mentality, but in the NBA, he will have to settle for being a role player...Easily beaten by slashing wing-type players, as he is slow to change direction and does not move his arms quick enough to alter shots.
--Report by Dave-Te' Thomas
Compares To: TYLER HANSBROUGH, Indiana -- There is a lot to like about Haragody. He has a prized work ethic and can do a little bit of everything well but nothing great. He lacks top athleticism and his marginal lateral agility will limit his defensive assignments. He checked in two inches shorter than advertised at the Chicago pre-draft camp and while he put up good weight-room numbers, he's going to give up more than a few inches and significant bulk to post players and power forwards in the NBA. But like Hansbrough, he's a blue-collar, lunch-pail type that would be a nice asset coming off the bench, if he can improve his athleticism.