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Zona, Taylor, Sanders, Wertz: Irish 2020 Recruiting Class Breakdown

| Friday, May 1, 2020

After three straight seasons without an NCAA Tournament appearance (the most recent COVID-19 induced) and with the departure of T.J. Gibbs, Rex Pflueger and John Mooney, Notre Dame men’s basketball head coach Mike Brey has put together a 2020 recruiting class that will look to bolster the Irish back to national success in the coming years.

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Irish head coach Mike Brey coaches from the sidelines during Notre Dame’s 77-74 loss to Miami (FL) on Feb. 19, 2018 at Purcell Pavilion. Brey, the men’s program’s winningest coach, will look to end a 3-year NCAA Tournament hiatus in the 2020-21 season.


2020 Recruiting Class:

Matt Zona — 6-foot-9, 235-pound center; Bergen Catholic High School, Oradell, NJ

Elijah Taylor — 6-foot-8, 215-pound power forward; Imhotep Institute Charter High School, Philadelphia, PA

Tony Sanders Jr. — 6-foot-7, 190-pound small forward; Gulliver Prep School, Miami, FL

Trey Wertz — 6-foot-4, 185-pound combo guard; Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

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