Geben sees Notre Dame, has decision on deck

Geben sees Notre Dame, has decision on deck

After his first official visit to Notre Dame last weekend, could Notre Dame pick up its first commitment in the 2014 class from Lithuanian native power forward Martin Geben?

Notre Dame has yet to pick up a commitment in the 2014 class, but that has the potential to change soon when Lithuanian native power forward Martin Geben of Hagerstown (Md.) St. Maria Goretti makes a decision in coming weeks.

Geben visited Notre Dame for the first time last weekend.

"I really liked campus and the prestigious feel of Notre Dame," Geben said. "Obviously, they have a great basketball program, and the facilities were great."

Geben was accompanied by his parents on the visit, and it was his mother's first time in the United States.

"She is a little overwhelmed right now," Geben said. "It is a lot for her to take in, but she liked Notre Dame a lot."

Geben was able to take in much of campus during his visit and have conversations with the Irish staff.

"On Friday, we walked around campus and met with the admissions people," Geben said. "I think I want to major in engineering right now, but that could change. We went to the football game on Saturday, and that was super loud. That was actually the first football game that I've ever been to. It was very exciting."

The 6-foot-8, 195-pound power forward received high praise for his game from Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey.

"I mainly talked with Coach Brey and (Rod) Balonis," Geben said. "They told me how I could be an impact player, what role I would have on the team, and how I would be successful at Notre Dame both on and off the court."

"He broke down some film and showed me a bunch of examples," Geben said. "Coach Brey called me a mix between Luke Harangody and Jack Cooley, which was great to hear."

Geben has one more visit on deck, and then he hopes to make a decision.

"I'm not going to schedule any more visits," Geben said. "After I see Virginia this weekend, I will compare both schools and commit when I am comfortable."

Geben is ranked as a four-star prospect and the No. 14 center in the class of 2014 by Scout.com.

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