Notre Dame snagged one of the top available shooters on Wednesday. Beating out a late push from a couple of blueblood programs, the Irish received a commitment from Northfield (Mass.) Mt. Hermon 2018 forward Nate Laszewski.

A player who can excel in the pick n’ pop game at the next level, Laszewski kills defenses when left alone on the perimeter. The 6-foot-10 forward sets hard screens and is excellent at floating out to the 3-point line, setting his feet, and letting it fly.

He's not a big mismatch problem in terms of his ability to put the ball on the deck and/or play with his back to the basket down on the block, but Laszewski has it in his arsenal. Most of all, Laszewski will serve as a floor spacer and pull opposing bigs away from the rim.

Defensively, Laszewski is underrated. His frame is pretty thin, but don’t confuse that with a lack of toughness. Laszewski is a hard-nosed, blue collar player that will wrestle for rebounds, commit hard fouls to break up easy buckets, and make a variety of hustle plays. 

Laszewski had other offers from Arizona, North Carolina, Villanova, Wisconsin, Pittsburgh, Texas, USC, Texas A&M, Wake Forest, Miami (FL), and others. Able to play either the small for power forward position, Laszewski is a great fit for the Irish, who always get the most out of skilled big men. 

Laszewski is the fourth commitment in Notre Dame’s 2018 recruiting class, joining Prentiss Hubb (Washington, D.C.), Robby Carmody (Mars, Pa.), and Dane Goodwin (Columbus, Ohio.).