Maine South’s Matt Palucki Picks Wash. U

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The winningest player in Maine South boys basketball history will play his college ball at Washington University in St. Louis.

The 6-foot-7 senior guard was a four-year starter and two-time all-CSL South player.

Palucki, who can play nearly every position on the court, averaged 19.6 points and 9 rebounds and finished his career with 77 victories. Palucki owns the program record for rebounds in a game (19), season (278) and career (726).

Palucki helped the Hawks to their first consecutive 20-win seasons since the late 1970s. As a junior, he was integral in the team’s first sectional championship since 1979.

Washington has established itself as one of Division III’s best programs. The Bears, coached by Mark Edwards, won national titles in 2008 and 2009.

Former Maine South player John Wolf contributed on both championship clubs.

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