An AAU coach tweeted last month that Northwestern has expressed interest in Gabe Levin, a transfer from Loyola Marymount. The tweet said American and UAB were also pursuing Levin.
Nearly a month later, it appears the Wildcats will need to beat out more than a Patriot League and Conference USA school to land Levin. Notre Dame and Marquette are also vying for Levin’s services, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune. Levin reportedly planned to visit Marquette Wednesday and will also make visits to Notre Dame and NU.
NCAA transfer rules dictate that Levin, a 6-foot-7, 230-pound forward from Oak Park, Ill., must sit out next season. When eligible in 2015, Levin will provide solid scoring and rebounding to whichever team he chooses.
NU could use another forward in its rotation, as Nikola Cerina graduated and Aaron Liberman transferred. Jeremiah Kreisberg, a 6-10 graduate transfer from Yale, will be eligible next season and rising junior Alex Olah returns for his third season. Other frontcourt options for NU include freshmen Victor Law and Gavin Skelly.
NU’s Chris Collins, Marquette’s Steve Wojciechowski and Notre Dame’s Mike Brey all previously coached under Mike Krzyzewski at Duke.