Player: Nate Laszewski
School: Notre Dame
What brings intrigue with his game?
Coming in as a freshman, Laszewski was a highly-rated prospect in his class, especially with the size and skill set that he brought to the floor. He showed that potential early in his first season, averaging 6.9 points and 3.9 rebounds while shooting just under 40 percent. Many thought that his sophomore season, we would see a good jump in his progression; still a solid season but he averaged 7.4 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. But, as a junior, Laszewski has made the jump that many had pictured, averaging 16.6 points, 7.8 rebounds, 0.3 blocks, and 0.5 steals per game. Add that on top of the way he moves on the floor and is now shooting the ball incredibly well from the floor.
To start the season, he is shooting nearly 65 percent from the floor and 55 percent from three, averaging about 2.1 made three’s per game. His ability to stretch the floor and knock down shots at 6’10 has to capture the eyes of NBA scouts at some point. The junior mobile forward that can score inside and out and has made the progression in his game is why he is one to monitor at the next level.