Former Lyons, Hinsdale Central athletes shine for Washington University basketball

<p>(From right) Peter Szostak of Northbrook, Nick Burt of Western Springs and Matt Palucki of Park Ridge | Sun-Times Media file photo</p>

(From right) Peter Szostak of Northbrook, Nick Burt of Western Springs and Matt Palucki of Park Ridge | Sun-Times Media file photo

Matt Palucki and Nick Burt both recently earned all-University Athletic Association honors for their play on the Washington University men’s basketball team.

Palucki, a junior forward from Park Ridge and a Maine South alumnus, was named to the all-UAA first team, while Burt, a junior forward from Western Springs and a Lyons alumnus, was named an all-UAA honorable mention.

Led in part by Palucki and Burt, the Bears from St. Louis finished their season with a 24-3 record and a run to the second round of the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship. 

Palucki finished the season ranked third on the team in scoring (14.4 points per game) and second in rebounding (6.9) while starting all 27 games. Burt also started every game and ranked fifth on the team in scoring (7.8 points) and third in rebounding (5.8).

Forward Tom Garvin, a Hinsdale Central alumnus from Hinsdale, was also a member of the team. He appeared in 15 games as a sophomore and contributed 19 points and 12 rebounds.

[Read more at High School Cube News]

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