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Men’s Basketball: Irish ink two recruits for class of 2007

Bobby Griffin | Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Notre Dame secured two high school verbal commitments for the class of 2007 early this week – New York forward Tyrone Nash on Monday and Kentucky guard Ty Proffitt Tuesday – according to recruiting Web sites Scout.com and Rivals.com as well as an article in The (Louisville) Courier-Journal.

Nash – who is listed between 6-foot-6, 210 pounds and 6-foot-7, 215 pounds – is a senior at Northfield Mount Hermon School in Northfield, Mass., but is originally from Woodmere, N.Y. Nash narrowed his choices to Notre Dame, St. John’s and Kentucky before making his decision.

Nash received a late summer offer from Kentucky, but chose to reclassify himself to the class of 2007, opting for a final year of high school eligibility. As a senior in 2005-06, Nash averaged 17.0 points and 15.0 rebounds per game before transferring from Lawrence Woodmere Academy in Long Island to his current prep school.

Proffitt – a senior at South Laurel High School in London, Ky. – is listed between 6-foot-3 and 6-foot-4, and weighs 195 pounds. He averaged 12.9 points per game on 44.3 percent shooting as a junior (28.4 percent from three-point range), while totaling 68 assists and 54 blocks.

The guard also had interest in Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky and Western Kentucky, according to information from Scout.com.

Brey cannot comment on high school recruits until the first day of the national signing period Nov. 8, due to NCAA recruiting regulations. The players could not be reached for comment Tuesday.