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Notre Dame signee J.J. Starling earns five-star status in final 2022 On3 Top 150

Patrick Engel05/02/22
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notre dame men's basketball signee J.J. Starling
Guard J.J. Starling (right) signed with Notre Dame in November 2021 (John Jones/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images).

Notre Dame men’s basketball signee J.J. Starling added one more honor to a senior year full of them.

Starling is now a five-star in the final 2022 On3 Top 150, released Monday. The Baldwinsville, N.Y., native by way of La Porte (Ind.) La Lumiere School rose two spots in the rankings, from No. 21 overall to No. 19. He’s the fourth-ranked combo guard and the top player in Indiana. He is also a five-star and the No. 18 overall player in the 2022 On3 Consensus, an equally weighted industry-generated average.

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The 6-4, 180-pound Starling committed to Notre Dame in October 2021 over Duke, Northwestern, Stanford and Syracuse and signed his letter of intent in November. In January, he became Notre Dame’s first McDonald’s All-American since Demetrius Jackson in 2013, though he did not play in the March 29 game due to an ankle injury.

Starling also was invited to the Nike Hoops Summit and the Jordan Brand Classic in April, but his injury kept him out of both. He helped La Lumiere go 21-5 this season.

Notre Dame’s two other 2022 signees either rose or stayed in the same spot in the updated On3 Top 150.

Four-star Orlando Christian Prep forward Ven-Allen Lubin moved up two spots, from No. 61 to No. 59. He’s the No. 20 small forward and No. 14 player in Florida. The 6-8, 195-pound Lubin chose Notre Dame in November over offers from Clemson, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech.

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Four-star Exeter (N.H.) Phillips Exeter Academy forward Dom Campbell stayed at No. 95 overall. Campbell (6-8, 260) is the No. 16 center and committed to Notre Dame in July over Oklahoma and Stanford.

The On3 Consensus ranks Lubin as the nation’s No. 79 prospect and Campbell as the No. 112 player. Starling’s bump moved Notre Dame up one spot in the 2022 On3 Consensus Team Recruiting ranking to No. 22 overall.

Notre Dame has 12 scholarship players on its 2022-23 roster, though that could drop to 11 if forward Nate Laszewski bypasses his fifth year to pursue pro options. He is going through the NBA Draft process and must decide his next move by June 1. The Irish have made one transfer portal addition this offseason, grabbing former Niagara guard Marcus Hammond in April. Their top remaining portal target is ex-Wright State forward Grant Basile.