Connaughton Cracks ESPNU 100

New England Recruiting Report | Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Connaughton Cracks ESPNU 100

St. John's Prep star swingman Pat Connaughton has made his debut among the top 100 ranked players in the country. 

In anticipation of the upcoming early signing period ESPN has updated their rankings in the class of 2011 and there is a new name on the list as Connaughton made the cut as the 100th ranked player in the national class. 

The six-foot-five swingman had a breakout performance for the ages this summer, running with his Middlesex Magic team at AAU Nationals and Super Showcase. 

Connaughton left Orlando with numerous high major offers before ultimately committing to Notre Dame last month. 

The future Fighting Irishmen becomes the third New England native to crack the ESPNU 100 joining St. Andrew's Michael Carter-Williams, who comes in at number 31, and Brewster Academy's Naadir Tharpe, who checks in at 72.  All three are Massachusetts residents. 

Also cracking the list are local prep products in Brewster Academy's Jakarr Sampson, ranked 32nd, and South Kent's Maurice Harkless, ranked 41st. 

To view the ESPNU 100 in its entirety click here.