Kurz Chooses Notre Dame

After months of consistent recruiting, Notre Dame Coach Mike Brey received a commitment from junior power forward Rob Kurz. Kurz will be missed, but Indiana continues to recruit his teammate Sean Singletary. Many schools are interested in Singletary because of his excellent leadership, vision and skill.

The Penn Charter Quakers had one of the best 1-2 combinations in the country last season with the inside play of junior Rob Kurz and the floor leadership of guard Sean Singletary. Both players like Indiana, but Kurz will not play for the Hoosiers in 2004 as a source told TheInsidersHoops.com he committed to Notre Dame and Coach Mike Brey.

Brey watched Kurz play in a few games this season, even watching Kurz practice for over two hours earlier this year. Kurz became attached to Brey and the Fighting Irish staff because of their commitment and belief that Kurz will be a great player.

Kurz averaged 17.7 points per game last season, displaying the ability to score in the paint as well as from the perimeter. Kurz needs to add some muscle to his body so he can bang down low more effectively.

Kurz's teammate Sean Singletary remains interested in Indiana. Most publications named the 5'11 junior to the First-Team, All-City Basketball Team while Kurz was a second-team member for most publications.

Singletary averaged 18.6 points, 5.9 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 3.1 steals per game. He shot over 48 percent from the field, and he has that special quality coaches crave in a point guard. He makes his teammates better by pushing the ball and finding open passing lanes.

Both players have the ability and talent to be top 100 prospects for the class of 2004. While the Hoosiers remain in the hunt for Singletary, Kurz will be missed. He would have fit well into Indiana's offensive system because he can score inside and can knock down the 15-foot jumper.

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