Could there be a new member of the Siena men’s basketball program for the 2021-22 season?
The Times Union of Albany reported Monday that former Guilderland High School star Andrew Platek had enrolled at Siena. The school’s online student directory does list Platek as a student, but attempts Monday by The Daily Gazette to reach Siena head coach Carmen Maciariello and Platek — who played four seasons of college basketball for North Carolina in the ACC — for comment were unsuccessful.
Siena’s online roster has not been updated to include Platek, and the program hasn’t made any type of announcement regarding the possible addition of Platek to the Saints.
Platek started his high school career at Guilderland, then graduated from Northfield Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts. During his career at North Carolina, the 6-foot-4 Platek averaged 2.6 points per game in 10.5 minutes. Platek started 11 of 124 games he played for head coach Roy Williams, a Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame member.
While Platek played four complete seasons at North Carolina, every winter athlete last season was granted an additional season of playing eligibility because of issues related to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Siena has one open scholarship for the 2021-22 season, which starts with a Nov. 9 game at St. Bonaventure.