Port Republic resident Mat Piotrowski is leaving the Boston University men's basketball program, a basketball website reported today.
One-Bid Wonders, which features articles on the America East conference, said Piotrowski is looking to transfer after two seasons with BU.
The 7-foot-1, 265-center appeared in just eight games this season after redshirting last year. Piotrowski averaged less than a point.
Piotrowski graduated from Atlantic Christian in Egg Harbor Township in 2009. His senior year, he averaged 14.2 points, 9.4 rebounds and 6.4 blocks a game.
He was recruited to Boston by Pat Chambers, but Chambers left after the 2010-11 season to take over the Penn State coaching job.
Current BU coach Joe Jones spoke to The Daily Free Press, a student newspaper, but didn't comment on the exact reason for Piotrowski's departure.
“For him, style of play, all of those things are going to be very important for him and every kid deserves to have a career where they’re getting an opportunity to get on the floor,” Boston coach Joe Jones told The Daily Free Press, a student newspaper. “Every kid wants to do that. He’s making a decision that’s best for himself to have that chance to go to a place that has a style of play that more fits his skill set and his abilities.”
“He and I had a very good relationship, a very open and honest relationship, and we had been talking throughout,” Jones added. “I wish him the best. I want to see him have a great career.”