In the fall of 2008, an early commitment by 6-8 junior forward Nate Lubick got its fair share of attention in Big East circles. The Parade All-America selection chose Georgetown over Notre Dame, then saw a negative recruiting effort from some Notre Dame fans suggesting a 6-8 white forward wouldn't fit in at Georgetown.

Academics remained Lubick's priority, and he remained a solid commitment.

"That's a big reason I went to Georgetown - to set me up to make a decision when the air runs out of the ball," he said. "Obviously, I'm going take basketball as far as I can, but I feel like I'll be in a good position to be happy either way."

Despite averaging 21 points a game at St. Mark's HS, Lubick was brought in to lead the defensive efforts from the Hoyas, and was unselfish with the ball. Over four years, however, he may be have been a bit too unselfish. Despite averaging over 50 percent from the field, Lubick's baskets primarily came from short range, and as such his outside shooting was nonexistent. Defensively, however, he was among the school's top 25 rebounders of all time and one of the best interior passers of the John Thompson III era.

Lubick moved into the starting lineup as a freshmen, with 13 starts to end the 2010-11 season averaging 4.0 points and 3.5 rebounds a game. He was in the lineup ever since, a reliable defender and a expert at getting the ball inside, which made him only the second Georgetown forward ever to have posted 500 rebounds and 250 assists over a career, joining Reggie Williams (C'87) in such select company.

To some basketball fans, however, stats are quickly ignored. To them, Nate Lubick will be better known for what he looked like than who he was.

"I don't think I started something," he told the New York Post. "I just felt so happy to be at Georgetown, to be under the coaches and with these players with my family here. Maybe on the outside more than the inside people think about it. I know it's talked about in some circles, but not on this team. We just want to win."

Leading the 2013-14 Hoyas in rebounds, second in steals, and second in assists, Nate Lubick ended his college career among the top 20 Hoyas by games played, minutes, and rebounds, and top 25 in assists.

 

Season

GP

GS

Min

FG

FGA

%

3FG

3GA

%

FT

FTA

%

Off

Reb

Avg

PF

Ast

Blk

Stl

Pts

Avg

2010-11 32 13 629 49 91 53.8 4 17 23.5 27 40 67.5 37 113 3.5 77 42 9 8 129 4.0
2011-12 33 33 608 46 88 52.3 3 10 30.0 20 45 44.4 42 128 3.9 65 66 15 10 115 3.5
2012-13 32 32 947 94 159 59.1 0 5 0.0 40 62 64.5 49 173 5.4 91 89 25 22 228 7.1
2013-14 33 33 825 71 122 58.2 0 0 0.0 26 49 53.1 40 179 5.4 103 55 20 24 168 5.1
Totals 130 111 3009 260 460 56.5 7 32 21.8 113 196 57.6 168 593 4.5 336 252 69 64 640 4.9
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