Sophomore forward DJ Harvey will miss Notre Dame’s exhibition trip to the Bahamas this August. The 6-foot-6 Harvey has a knee injury; according to Jon Rothstein, though, he’s expected to return in October.
Notre Dame's DJ Harvey (knee) will not play on team's foreign tour in August, per Mike Brey. Expected to return to 5-on-5 on October 1st.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) July 31, 2018
Notre Dame will play a series of exhibition games from Aug. 8-11:
The @NDmbb Bahamas trip game schedule –
Aug. 8, 5 p.m. ET vs. IBA Elite
Aug. 9, 7 p.m. ET vs. NPBA All-Stars
Aug. 11, 7 p.m. ET vs. Bahamas All-Stars
all games played at Sir Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium
Much more information to come on the trip as it gets closer…
— Alan Wasielewski (@NDmbbSID) June 25, 2018
As a freshman, Harvey — a former 4-star and top-50 prospect — averaged 5.8 points and 2.9 rebounds per game on 39 percent shooting. According to Synergy Sports, Harvey scored 0.99 points per possession (53.5 eFG%).
In 2017-18, he played in only 19 games; a bone bruise in his left knee, suffered in mid-January, cut his season short. The injury lingered throughout the season, and cost Harvey more time that initially anticipated.
Mike Brey’s program is going through some serious turnover. The Irish added a top-15 recruiting class in 2018, but Harvey is the most highly regarded prospect on the roster — a multi-positional force that projects as a versatile scorer. Along with Temple Gibbs, Rex Pflueger and John Mooney, Harvey was expected to be a primary cog in Notre Dame’s motion attack.