Meet the Newbies: Gabe Levin


March 6, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Loyola Marymount Lions fans against the Portland Pilots during the first half of the WCC Basketball Championships at Orleans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

In recent years, prospects from Connecticut have worked out very well for LMU (think Anthony Ireland). Max Good is hoping for this St. Thomas More (Conn.) product to pan out the way that Anthony Ireland has. OK, that might be an exaggeration, but Levin is another phenomenal recruit in the Lions 2013 recruiting class. Here is a closer look at Lions forward Gabe Levin.

At St. Thomas More

Technically Levin is from River Forest, Illinois, but he played his high school ball at St. Thomas More Prep in Connecticut. The 6-7 forward picked LMU over a host of East Coast candidates. UNCW, Hofstra, George Washington, and James Madison all offered Levin. Not a lot of information can be found on Levin’s prep season, but there is this from

"Levin was a major contributor for St. Thomas More this season, and a big reason why they earned the top seed heading into the NEPSAC post-season tournament."

Impact at LMU

Levin is a stretch four that could earn some significant playing time this season. With Ashley Hamilton graduated, the Lions are fairly inexperienced in the post. Levin has a great inside out game; he can use post moves to get to the hole and finish through contact, as well as stepping out and hitting an outside jumper. Levin’s advanced skill opens up a multitude of opportunities for him as freshman.