Nov. 14, 1997
Irish head coach John MacLeod has three new players to coach in 1998.
Notre Dame Announces Early Signings
NOTRE DAME, Ind.- University of Notre Dame basketball John MacLeod announced that three high school players have signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Irish and plan to enroll at Notre Dame next fall.
The three are: 6-6 forward David Graves from Lexington, Kent., and Lexington Catholic High School; 6-10 center Troy Murphy from Sparta, N.J., and Delbarton High School in Morristown, N.J.; and 6-8 forward Harold Swangan from Hopkinsville, Kent., and University Heights Academy.
Graves earned first team all-state honors last season, while averaging 17.5 points per game and eight rebounds. He shot 61 percent from the field and 48 percent from three-point field goal range. Graves was named the most valuable player at the Showboat Classic in Memphis, Tenn., last summer as his team went unbeaten at the event.
Murphy averaged 23.5 points with 10.5 rebounds and 3.8 blocks per game last season. His team posted a 24-2 mark and lost in finals of the Morris County tournament. He is a two time all-Morris County selection by the Newark Star-Ledger.
Swanagan averaged 16.9 points per game last season with 9.0 rebounds for University Heights Academy.