The Big East, and the Big 10, came calling for Doug Konieczny Jr., a 6-foot-6 wing.
It was an affirmation of the hard work he had put in after receiving his first Division I offers last fall. However, once Notre Dame entered the picture, Konieczny took a visit to make sure that playing for his hometown team was truly the future he wanted.
Konieczny, a native of South Bend, Ind., committed to Notre Dame on Sunday. Upon graduating high school in a couple of years, he will be making the one-mile move from St. Joseph’s (Ind.) high school gymnasium over to Notre Dame’s campus.
Committed #HometownHero pic.twitter.com/PgHMb8He21— JR Konieczny (@TheJrKonieczny) August 18, 2019
A Class of 2021 recruit, Konieczny got the college recruitment process over and done with. After a recent visit to Notre Dame, he made the decision shortly after.
He had offers from Creighton, Butler, Valparaiso, Miami (Ohio), Bradley, and Iowa, with budding interest from a number of Power 5 schools.
A three-star recruit according to 247 sports, Konieczny is coming off of a strong sophomore season, where he averaged 23.7 points per game for St. Joseph’s.