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Report: Northwestern interested in LMU transfer Gabe Levin

Northwestern has reportedly shown interest in rising sophomore forward Gabe Levin, a transfer from Loyola Marymount.

An all West Coast Conference freshman team selection last season, Levin averaged 11.1 points and 7.1 rebounds in 32 minutes a game. The 6-foot-7, 230-pound forward started 29 games, pulling down double-digit rebounds six times and posting six double-doubles. In LMU’s final game, against Brigham Young, Levin scored 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds.

Levin attended Oak Park and River Forest High School in Oak Park, Ill., before spending a postgraduate season at St. Thomas Moore Academy (Ct.). Sean Connor, a coach at Full Package Elite, Levin’s former AAU program, tweeted that UAB and American are also pursuing Levin.

Northwestern last month added 6-foot-10 forward Jeremiah Kreisberg, a graduate transfer from Yale, who will be eligible to play right away. Levin was granted his release and will have three years of eligibility after sitting out the 2014-15 season in accordance with NCAA transfer rules.

Northwestern has tried this offseason to beef up its frontcourt after losing Nikola Cerina to graduation and Aaron Liberman to transfer. The Wildcats’ five-man recruiting class, which ranks No. 51 in the country, according to 247Sports, includes forwards Victor Law and Gavin Skelly.

Northwestern also returns rising junior center Alex Olah.