Coaches Eyed Lubick In July

A number of high major programs have made Nate Lubick a priority recruit and trailed him throughout the July AAU circuit. The talented big man took notice and is starting to set up college visits.

When Nate Lubick, of Southborough (Mass.) St. Mark's School, took the court in July he tried to stay focused on playing basketball, but he couldn't help but peak at which schools were showing up at his games.

"You try to block it out so you can play, but you always notice," Lubick, a 6-foot-8, 215-pound PF, said.

"Michigan was at every single game, and so was Georgetown basically," he continued. "UCLA was at their fair share of them, Wake Forest was at a lot and Texas was at a good amount."

To go with the Wolverines, Hoyas, Bruins, Demon Deacons and Longhorns, Lubick also has strong interest from Duke, Notre Dame, Virginia and Stanford. Since July, the schools involved have turned up the heat.

"It's really the same schools that were in contact are coming along a lot more serious and a lot harder," Lubick said.

Although he's in the 2010 class, Lubick has still spent a good amount of time contemplating his college decision. However, it doesn't appear that he'll make his decision in the near future.

"Every time I think I'm close to making a decision, something happens, whether a new school calls or I hear something about a place," Lubick said. "I just still have to spend some time and make sure I'm comfortable with the school I choose."

With the AAU circuit over, Lubick is ready to start setting up college visits. At this point he doesn't have any dates set in stone, but he's got an idea of which schools he'd like to visit.

"I'm definitely going to get down to Duke and Wake [Forest]," the junior-to-be said. "I'm not sure when, maybe in the fall. I might go to Florida with Erik [Murphy], when he goes on his visit. I might get a trip to Georgetown before August ends and school starts."

Lubick closed the summer in a strong way, as he was a force inside for the NE Playaz. Using his motor and knack for grabbing offensive rebounds, Lubick often times outworked opponents inside and helped lead the Playaz to a 30-5 record in July.

"I think overall it was pretty solid," he said of his play this summer. "Sometimes I played better than others, but I think I got better as it went on and I had a couple of really good tournaments."

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