After picking up an offer from Mike Brey and the Notre Dame basketball program earlier this month, 2013 shooting guard Steve Vasturia has already set up a visit to the South Bend campus.
The 6-foot-4 Vasturia from Philadelphia (St. Joseph’s) added the Irish to an offer sheet that also includes, Northwestern, Boston College and Temple among others.
“After July, I got a call from Coach Brey and I talked to him,” Vasturia said as to learning of the offer. “I was really excited. It’s obviously a great school and great program. I was really, really excited to hear from Notre Dame.”
The call from Brey followed consistent contact from Notre Dame assistant coach Martin Ingelsby.
“I was always kind of interested in the school because of its reputation,” said Vasturia.
It didn’t take him long to find a spot on his schedule to check out Notre Dame in person.
“I’m coming up Labor Day weekend for the football game,” he said. “I want to see all of it. I’ve never been there. I’m just looking forward to seeing the campus and facilities and the whole atmosphere there. I’m really looking forward to it.”
Vasturia has already seen the Philadelphia schools like St. Joseph’s, Temple and Villanova along with Boston College. He’s also looking into setting up a visit to Northwestern.
The high three-star ESPN prospect says he could play shooting guard or point guard.
“Most of the people I’ve talked to, it’s either/or,” he said. “I enjoy playing both shooting guard and point guard. Whatever is needed, I guess.”
Vasturia averaged 17 points and five rebounds a game as a sophomore and says he’s a good shooter with a good sense of the game, which is in line with ESPN’s scouting take on him, which reads:
“The guys who have the patience, poise and cerebral traits as combo guards do big things in college basketball. Vasturia owns an old school style game. He probes defenses, makes sound decisions and uses his size to gain perimeter advantages. He's the owner of a confident and accurate stroke behind the line. Collegiately, he'll play two positions in the backcourt. He makes excellent decisions and rarely forces plays. Vasturia's a blue-collar kid who loves ball and it shows. He's humble and carries himself like a player.”
Vasturia is looking for an overall fit in a school.
“If it feels right and academics and how I interact with the coaches and stuff like that,” he said. “Those are the most important things.”