New Jersey Big Man Making Strides In Game

Reporter Mike Sullivan gives us an early season update on how future division one college basketball player Luke Piotrowski is performing for a high school in the Garden State of New Jersey ...

Luke Piotrowski, a 6-foot-9, 180-pound forward from Atlantic Christian School in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, told us he is feeling better after banging up his knee.

"We've played four or five games so far," he said. "In the second one I hurt my knee early on so I had to sit out for about a week."

Not to worry, Luke is back. "Luckily it was only a MCL sprain," he said.

Luke said he continues to work on all parts of his individual game. "I want to be ready for next season but I'm trying to help my team win some games," he said.

PREVIOUSLY REPORTED:

"We just started officially this week," he said. "Today (yesterday's practice) went well though."

Luke said he was excited about starting the season because of a very important reason. "We have a good group of hardworking guys," he said. "I think we'll be successful."

He has fully recovered from his surgery and says he feels comfortable and ready to have a great year. Luke had surgery on his finger and had been sidelined for several weeks.

"Being heavier and stronger will no doubt help me immensely at the next level (division one college basketball level). Obviously I will continue to work on my skills such as shooting, ballhandling, defense, etc. There's always room for improvement."

Luke has signed with Richmond.

LUKE'S THOUGHTS ON HIS NEXT SCHOOL -- RICHMOND:

"I have a great relationship with the coaching staff. I also had a great connection with some of the players as well. I really liked the campus. It's a great program and a place where i can see myself contributing so it seemed a perfect fit."


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