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Top-50 player D.J. Harvey picks Notre Dame

The area's top player continues a DeMatha tradition.

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D.J. Harvey continue the DeMatha tradition as he committed to Notre Dame on Tuesday.

“I’m going to Notre Dame and I chose Notre Dame because of the relationship that I have with the coaching staff and how interested, and how devoted coach [Mike] Brey was in me through the whole process,” Harvey told Scout.

The relationship between DeMatha and Notre Dame is pretty strong. Head coach Mike Brey is a DeMatha alumni. Chicago Bulls guard, and former Fighting Irish standout Jerian Grant played high school basketball at DeMatha. NBA Hall of Famer Adrian Dantley also played for DeMatha before going to Notre Dame.

The 6-foot-6 shooting guard is rated a four-star, ranked the No. 1 player in Maryland and the No. 44 player in the nation by 247sports. He picked the Fighting Irish over schools like Maryland, Georgetown, Duke, Texas, Villanova and many others.

The senior averaged 12.2 points per game and received first-team All-WCAC honors for the second time in his high school career last season. Harvey played for Team Takeover 17u in the Nike EYBL circuit where he tallied 11.1 points and 6.7 rebounds per game.

Notre Dame will be getting a very versatile and athletic wing player. He is an aggressive scorer that has a solid mid-range game. One area Harvey really stands out in is rebounding. He can really get up there and grab the ball on the offensive or defensive end.

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