Southborough (Mass.) St. Mark's boasts a powerful one-two combination inside. Junior Erik Murphy made headlines Thursday when he committed to Florida, but his sophomore counterpart Nate Lubick is quite a coveted prospect as well. The 6-foot-8, 222-pound power forward already has eight high major offers.
UCLA, Michigan, Georgetown, Virginia, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, UConn and Marquette have all offered Lubick while Duke, Florida and Ohio State are showing interest.
Out of this group, however, UCLA, Michigan, Georgetown and Virginia are pursuing Lubick with the most vigor. They have all made their way to St. Mark's this year and are in constant contact according to Lubick's father and St. Mark's head coach Dave Lubick.
Lubick was hesitant to name any leaders in his recruitment, but he did mention UCLA specifically.
"I'm pretty open to UCLA," he said. "I've been out there twice. When I played in the Best of Summer event I liked it out there and I have family in the area. I know (Assistant) Coach Duncan well and plan to get down there in the spring for an unofficial visit."
Lubick already has visits to Virginia, Georgetown and Michigan under his belt.
On the season Lubick is averaging 18 points, nine rebounds, five assists and 2.5 blocks for 14-4 St. Mark's. His diverse stat line is a testament to his skilled and intelligent game.
"The style of play is an important factor in where I go to school," said Lubick.. "I want to have a good relationship with the coaches and players, but it is really important that I play for a head coach who appreciates my basketball IQ and knows how to utilize it."