Harangody to Notre Dame Campers: I was like you

Luke Harangody was right back in his comfort zone on Wednesday afternoon.

The Boston Celtics rookie was inside Purcell Pavilion shooting some free throws, and talking to kids at Mike Brey's Irish basketball camp.

The former 2-time Notre Dame All-American and Big East Player of the Year talked to kids about how he was always told he would never make it. Luke said he would put the headphones on at the gym and just listen to those thoughts as he worked out--day after day.

"I was in their position a long time ago---sitting in these camps," Harangody said.

Last month, Luke was drafted in the 2nd round by the Celtics and then put on a fantastic performance in the summer league to make the team roster.

"In my wildest dreams, I never thought this would happen," Harangody says looking back to the days when he was at the Notre Dame camp as a teenager. But it's just a testament of work ethic and the position I put myself into."

Harangody leaves for Boston on Thursday. Irish coach Mike Brey said it was perfect timing for him to come in and talk to the campers and that Luke's the perfect person to talk to them.

"Kids at this camp, dream big dreams and no one made his dreams come true more than Luke Harangody," Brey explained. "A lot of things he did, he wasn't supposed to do."

"A lot of kids out there can relate to working hard, dreaming and always trying to be better every day."


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