According to Jon Rothstein of CBSSports, on Friday, Albany landed a commitment from an intriguing Australian prospect in Adam Lulka (class of 2017).
2017 forward Adam Lulka (Australia) has committed to Albany, source told @CBSSports.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) August 26, 2016
There is not a lot of info on Lulka. He is a 6’8” forward who based on the video below, likes to do most of his work in the post. Lulka also seems to relish in doing the dirty work.
Australia has become a recent hot bed for recruiting with the success of Ben Simmons. Some other Aussie stars that have made a name for themselves in the states include Andrew Bogut, Matthew Dellavedova, Patty Mills, Dante Exum, Aron Baynes and Joe Ingles.
While Lulka has some work to do if he wants to be mentioned in the same breath as those stars, you can tell he has some raw skills to work with. He also has a nice motor that could allow him to excel in the America East Conference.
Great Danes’ coach Will Brown has done a great job at Albany, as he has posted a winning record in the last five years. In his 15 years on the job, he has taken Albany to the NCAA Tournament five times, as well as appearances in the CIT and CBI.
Albany is coming off a productive 2015-16 campaign in which it went 24-9 overall and 13-3 in the America East Conference, while coming in second place. The Great Danes did make it to the CBI Tournament before losing in overtime to Ohio.
The program made waves this summer when it canceled its game at Duke due to North Carolina’s controversial HB2 law, or the “bathroom law.”