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Pat Connaughton: Choosing Baseball Over Hoops Would Have Been ‘Hypocritical’

WALTHAM, Mass. — Pat Connaughton is a rare breed: an athlete talented enough at two sports to play either professionally. The Arlington, Mass., native was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles last year and flashed a 96-mph fastball in a brief stint with their Single-A affiliate. For now, though, Connaughton is choosing the hardwood over the pitcher’s mound. After completing a...
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics Pre-Draft Workout: Notre Dame’s Pat Connaughton Visits Hometown Team

WALTHAM, Mass. — Six more NBA draft prospects visited the Boston Celtics’ practice facility Wednesday, including one who hails from just down the road. Notre Dame guard Pat Connaughton, an Arlington, Mass., native and graduate of St. John’s Prep, is projected as a second-round pick after choosing hoops over a baseball career. (He was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in 2014...
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Notre Dame Seniors Jerian Grant, Pat Connaughton Took A Selfie At Their Graduation Today

Two of Notre Dame’s best basketball players of the Mike Brey era are moving on to the professional ranks.  But first, they must graduate. And commencement is happening today.  Jerian Grant and Pat Connaughton, who helped lead the Fighting Irish to the Elite Eight this past season, are graduating from the university today. They took a selfie together, too.   ______ we made...
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May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Notre Dame’s Pat Connaughton Putting Hoops First Despite Orioles Contract

Pat Connaughton is a man with options. The 22-year-old is fresh off an accomplished basketball career at Notre Dame, having averaged 12.5 points and 7.4 rebounds this season for a Fighting Irish team that advanced to the Elite Eight. He’s also a Baltimore Orioles pitching prospect, flashing his mid-90s fastball last summer in six minor league relief appearances. But while Connaughton’s...
May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Notre Dame’s Pat Connaughton Trolls NBA Scouts Who Think He’s “Deceptively Athletic”

Former Notre Dame guard Pat Connaughton is currently in Chicago for the NBA Combine.  During his time in the Windy City, the 6-foot-5, 214-pound swingman met with a number of NBA scouts, executives, personnel, etc.  According to Connaughton, the most common term used by NBA people to describe his game was “deceptively athletic.”  Connaughton admitted Thursday that most common...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Thanks Pat Connaughton And Jerian Grant For Time With The Fighting Irish With Instagram Post

Notre Dame played an unbelievable game on Saturday night, and fell just one basket short of dealing Kentucky its first loss of the year, and an early NCAA Tournament exit. Senior guard Jerian Grant tallied 15 points and six assists, while forward Pat Connaughton scored eight points and gathered nine rebounds in the loss. Notre Dame athletics posted a simple, class Instagram photo...
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March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Check Out This Awesome Courtside Footage Of Pat Connaughton’s Incredible Block vs. Butler

One of – if not, the – plays of the NCAA Tournament, thus far, was made by Notre Dame senior forward Pat Connaughton during the Fighting Irish’s third round game vs. Butler. With less than two seconds remaining in regulation and the score tied, 55-55, Connaughton swatted a game-winning 3-point attempt by Kellen Dunham. It was an incredible play that ultimately allowed Notre...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Notre Dame takes the ACC Tournament

Gone are the days of passing the ACC Tournament title back and forth among a few teams. Notre Dame, having upset Duke (for the second time this season) the night before, pushed past North Carolina to win the championship Saturday night 82-90. A championship is a feat the Fighting Irish never accomplished when they were a part of the Big East, though they appeared in 6 semi-finals...
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Notre Dame's Pat Connaughton Takes Advantage of Louisville Breakdown to Slam One Home

After losing to Syracuse the Fighting Irish really wanted to get back on the right side of the win column Wednesday night, but to do so they had to take down a tough Louisville team. The Cardinals came in to the game having dropped two of their last five. Play their A game and the Fighting Irish would probably go home with a win.As it turns out their A game was not always necessary...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Notre Dame's Pat Connaughton with the "I Don't Care That You're Going Pro Next Year" Dunk of the Night

Duke is supposed to be--and usually is--one of the best basketball teams in the nation year in and year out. Coach K tends to get a lot of top recruits--like young Jabari Parker--but all that doesn't matter a lick when you get on the court. It's all about who plays better on any given night.@SBNationGIF/TwitterSaturday night it was Notre Dame beating Duke 79-77; the play of the day...
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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