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Juwan Durham Chooses Irish

When Durham becomes eligible in 2018-19, he’ll join John Mooney and Elijah Burns up front following the departure of Bonzie Colson, Martinas Geben, and Austin Torres.

The Irish have landed a big-man building block for the future.

Juwan Durham, a 6-foot-11, 210-pounder who chose to leave Connecticut after one season, will transfer to Notre Dame.

"Blessed to have the opportunity to do this again. I'm going to Notre Dame!" Durham tweeted out Saturday morning.

NCAA rules dictate that Durham sit out the 2017-18 season. He will be eligible for play in 2018-19. Durham will have three years of eligibility with the Irish.

While averaging 22.9 points, 10.2 rebounds and 4.7 blocked shots per game as a junior for Tampa (Fla.) Prep, Durham suffered a knee injury during a regional semi-final game in February of 2015, causing him to miss his entire senior season.

A McDonald's All-American nominee, Durham chose Connecticut over offers from Florida, Florida State, Indiana, Louisville and South Carolina.

His rookie season with the Huskies was relatively uneventful on a team besieged by injuries. Durham played in 28 games for Connecticut in 2016-17, averaging 8.3 minutes per game. He scored a season-high eight points in an early-February game versus South Florida.

Durham played a season-high 25 minutes in a non-conference game against Chaminade and an AAC-high 24 minutes at SMU in mid-January, scoring five points and grabbing four rebounds.

Durham averaged 1.6 points and 1.5 rebounds per game with nine blocked shots in 233 minutes of action. He converted 20-of-41 from the field (.488) while making 3-of-8 from the free-throw line. He made both of his three-point attempts.

On April 3, Durham announced his intention to transfer from Connecticut.

Durham visited Notre Dame in mid-May and Virginia Tech Memorial Day weekend.
He also considered transferring to Duke.

Durham will join John Mooney and Elijah Burns up front for the Irish in 2018-19. Mooney will be a junior and Burns will be a red-shirt junior when Durham becomes eligible. Top Stories