WASHINGTON, D.C. — Andrew Platek, the former Guilderland High School star who played the last four seasons at North Carolina, has been added to the Siena men’s basketball program’s active roster and is eligible to play tonight against Georgetown.
Siena’s athletic department announced that development this afternoon. Platek had needed a series of NCAA waivers to gain playing eligibility this season. While he officially joined the program’s active roster today, Platek had previously been cleared to practice, and first worked out with the Saints on Oct. 27, two days after their exhibition win against Saint Rose.
Platek is expected to play, but not start, tonight against Georgetown for the 0-3 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.
Tip-off between the Hoyas and Saints at Capital One Arena is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.