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2025 big Luke Bevilacqua emerging as a national recruit, gives update

July 6, 2023
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We’re in an era where it might get difficult to find a true five-man, who can play the center position naturally. In Newtown, PA, The George School just might have a true center in Luke Bevilacqua, currently a member of the 2025 class.

The 6-foot-11, 230-pound center, has a very smooth touch from the mid-range and is a prime-time prospect when it comes to being in the paint on the offensive end. In addition, with a high motor, Bevilacqua is also very active on the defensive end. Obviously, no shortage of size, it’s good that he’s able to combo that size with High-IQ and a high-motor.

This is what makes Bevilacqua an enticing prospect.

Whether it was his post-game, his mid-range shooting, or connecting posters on lob attempts, Bevilacqua is a modern-day five-man and has been emerging all year long. It started at the DMV live event at Dematha and continued over the last few weeks between AAU and independent school camp in New Jersey.

I last watched Bevilacqua two weeks ago. An influx of college coaches was in attendance, the majority of those being high-major coaches. Some of which have already extended an early offer to The George School’s starting big man.

I wanted to hear more about his recruitment so he got with Stockrisers.com and gave us an update regarding his recruitment, read here:


Which schools are the heaviest involved?

“I’d say Iowa, Xavier, Harvard, Virginia Tech, Penn State, St. Joe’s, Maryland, St. John’s, Fairfield, Yale, and Ohio State.”

Any new schools?

“Iowa, Xavier, Harvard, Maryland, Virginia Tech, Penn State, Ohio State, and Fairfield all within June.”

What’s Iowa’s pitch and your thoughts on the program?

“I got a chance to speak with Head Coach, Fran McCaffery, he said a lot of great things. Loved my style of play, and how I’ve improved from last year to this year when they were recruiting my teammate, Kachi. Loved the type of teammate I am as well. I love the conversation we had and I’m looking forward to continuing our relationship.”

Penn State, what are they pitching?

“I got a chance to speak with Coach Rhoades, he loved how hard I play as well as my style of play. He mentioned how it’s closer to home. Also got to see their game vs. Purdue at the Palestra and it was a great environment to be in. Looking forward to continuing our relationship.”

How about Xavier?

“I got a chance to speak with Coach Miller, he loved how much I’ve grown just in the past year when he saw me from recruiting my teammates Kachi and Christian. Loves how hard I work. And how I don’t let people speed up my game. I’m also looking forward to seeing Kachi grow there. Looking forward to continuing our relationship as well.”

How would you best break down your game?

“I’m a power forward, offensively can seal my man and score in the post with different footwork. As well as the mid-post. shoot the three balls and take my man outside to create for myself or find my teammates. See through the double teams in the post. I’m heavy on crashing the boards too and being a rim protector on the defensive end. Can guard 3-5.”

How would you like your game to evolve?

“I’m trying to be a versatile defender that’s what I like to see my game improve more. As well as continue to be more versatile overall while not forgetting what a big has to do in rebounding and blocking shots.”

 
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