Garrick Sherman led the Irish with 14 points in the regular-season finale.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012-13): A major contributor for the Fighting Irish during his rookie season ... has played in 34 games, including 18 starts ... 239 points (7.0 ppg.) and 150 rebounds (4.4 rpg.) ... tough, hard-nosed competitor ... versatile scorer with a strong offense game, but can also contribute as a rebounder ... sees the court well and can effectively distribute the ball ... has a great feel for the game and is unselfish player whose overall skills will be a great fit for Notre Dame's style of play ... also a standout pitcher on the Irish baseball team.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2011-12): One of three Fighting Irish players to appear in all 34 games ... started 18 contests ... posted averages of 7.0 points and 4.4 rebounds per game ... notched 30 assists, 17 steals and five blocked shots ... averaged 24.1 minutes per game ... shot 41-120 (.342) from three-point range ... scored in double-figures nine times, including three 20-plus point efforts ... registered one double-double ... led the Fighting Irish in scoring four times and three times apiece in rebounds and blocked shots ... averaged 6.3 points and 4.6 rebounds in BIG EAST play ... started 12 of the team's 18 BIG EAST regular-season contests ... tallied 10 points and nine rebounds in just his second career game, a 59-53 win over Detroit ... netted a season-high 24 points against Sam Houston State in the third game of the season ... went 6-for-10 from beyond the three-point arc in the 74-41 win over Sam Houston State ... the 24 points were the most for an Irish freshman since Torin Francis had 25 during the 2002-03 season ... earned his first career start in the following game, a 93-69 win over Delaware State ... scored 11 points against Georgia in the Progressive CBE Classic ... had 11 points at Gonzaga ... his first BIG EAST start came in the 67-58 upset of No. 1 Syracuse ... registered a double-double with 23 points and 11 boards in a 76-59 triumph of Marquette ... was named the BIG EAST Co-Rookie of the Week for his performance against the Golden Eagles ... posted 10 points and five rebounds in a 71-53 win over Rutgers ... scored a team-high 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds in a 74-70 comeback overtime victory at Villanova ... was 7-for-12 from three-point range against Villanova ... had 12 points and six rebounds in a 57-53 besting of USF ... tallied 10 points versus Xavier in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
BASEBALL: Appeared in 12 games, including 10 starts, as a pitcher on the Fighting Irish baseball team during the 2012 season ... posted a 4-4 record with a 3.18 earned-run average ... logged 45.1 innings on the mound and registered 40 strikeouts.
AWARDS AND HONORS: BIG EAST Rookie of the Week (week of Feb. 6) ... BIG EAST All-Academic Team (2011-12).
HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterwinner at St. John's Prep, where he is the all-time leading scorer (1,713 points) ... played under the guidance of head coach Sean Connolly ... averaged 23 points, 17 rebounds and eight assists during his high school career ... team captured the state title during his senior season ... 2011 Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Massachusetts ... 2011 ESPN Mr. Basketball for Massachusetts ... ranked 73rd nationally by Scout.com and 100th by ESPNU ... two-time all-state selection and three-time all-conference pick, including being named the conference's MVP as a junior and senior ... three-time team captain ... copped team MVP honors during his final three seasons ... two-time conference champion ... squad posted a 46-4 record during his junior and senior seasons ... helped lead his team to a 3-0 record at the 2010 AAU National Showcase in Orlando, Fla. ... averaged 30 points and 20 rebounds per game at the 2010 AAU Nationals ... also a standout pitcher in baseball ... will suit up for the Fighting Irish baseball squad ... selected by the San Diego Padres in the 2011 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft in the 50th round ... consistently hits 90-plus mph on the radar gun ... earned all-state honors in baseball during his senior season in addition to being a three-time all-conference performer ... MVP of the 2010 Massachusetts state baseball tournament (North Division) ... as a senior, posted an 11-2 record with a 1.75 earned-run average and 160 strikeouts in 90 innings pitched ... also played third base ... batted .400 with a .750 slugging percentage as a senior ... lettered in football as a quarterback during his freshman and sophomore seasons.
PERSONAL: Full name is Patrick Bergin Connaughton ... born in Arlington, Mass. ... son of Leonard and Susan Connaughton ... father played football at Framingham State College ... uncle, Richard, played baseball at Springfield College ... member of the National Honor Society in high school ... graduated from same high school as Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.