Shrinking Terriers: Mat Piotrowski, 7’1″ red-shirt freshman, leaves BUby Sam Perkins March 28, 2012
(Boston, MA) — Boston University sources have officially confirmed that red-shirt freshman Mat Piotrowski has left the Terriers and will not return. The 7’1” center as not participated in individual practices, workouts, or team lifts in roughly a month.
Piotrowski was recruited and signed by previous Terrier head coach Pat Chambers, and spent his true-freshman season in 2010-2011 sitting out as a red-shirt. In his first season in uniform, Piotrowski played in just eight games, scoring his only collegiate points on a pair of free throws in a January 24th win over UMBC.
In two years on campus, Piotrowski was never able to progress beyond the “project” label, with a lack of foot speed, lateral quickness, and most importantly, aggression, all major factors, and the writing was on the wall for a long time that Piotrowski was not going to ever see the floor in head coach Joe Jones system.
Piotrowski left the team after Boston University’s season ended in a quarterfinal loss to Hartford in the America East Tournament.
It is being reported that he will look to transfer.
Piotrowski is the first Terrier to leave the program, but probably not the last, as it is likely — but not definite — that one more player will leave Boston University this year. Word is that Boston University will sit on any scholarships that are freed up, unless a true “can’t miss” prospect (or more likely, transfer) becomes available.