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Husek picks Holy Cross

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Matt Husek didn't have a timetable to pick his future college destination, but he's glad it's over with now.

The upcoming Bethlehem Catholic senior decided to continue his basketball exploits at Holy Cross when he verbally committed last week.

The 6-foot-11 center has grown three inches from last season, when he averaged 11 points, 8 rebounds and 2.5 blocks.

Husek figures to be a major factor this season for the Hawks, who are coming off a 5-17 season under head coach Mike Frew, who enters his second year at the helm.

"It really came down to Holy Cross and Yale and I just felt it was a better fit going to Holy Cross," said Husek. "They really emphasize the family aspect of being on the team and their style of play fits how I like to play."

Husek plans to major in the business field, and hopes he's a major factor in the Crusaders offense, thanks to their flexibility to let their big men play in and out of the post.

"I like that they let you play high-low," he said. "I like being able to hit some jumpers around the free throw line and move out of the low post at times. That was very appealing to me."

With the decision out of the way, Husek hopes he can help Becahi turn things around.

"Even though we didn't have a good record last year, it goes to show that we still have good players," said Husek about his signing. "I can definitely tell that we are going to be a better team this year. I'm really excited about the season."