12 Matt Paluchniak
12 Matt Paluchniak
Height: 6-1
Weight: 165
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Oostburg, Wis.
High School: Oostburg
Position: G
Major: Athletic Training/Pre-PT
Pronunciation: PA-luke-knee-ack

2010-11 Season (Junior): Named to the Northern Athletics Conference All-Sportsmanship Team…Started all 28 games he played in…Logged 717 minutes…Scored 124 points…Finished fourth in the NAC with 105 assists (3.75 per game)…Led the team with a 90.7 free throw percentage (37-of-41)…Grabbed 69 rebounds…Stole 41 passes, which was fourth on the team…Shot 46.6 percent from the field (41-of-88)…Began the season with seven points, five assists and two steals in a 93-81 win over UW-La Crosse (Nov. 15)…Scored seven points, grabbed four rebounds and stole three passes during a 100-82 win against Dubuque (Nov. 19)…Recorded seven points, including 3-for-3 at the free throw line, along with two assists and two steals in a 79-55 victory at Concordia Chicago (Nov. 27)…Assisted on four field goals during an 89-62 win against Wisconsin Lutheran (Nov. 30)…Finished with six points, three rebounds, three assists and three steals during an 82-79 victory over Marian (Feb. 8)…Recorded six points, a season-high five rebounds, five assists and a season-high two blocks in an 89-65 victory at Aurora (Dec. 11)…Stole five steals during a 66-59 win against La Verne (Jan .3)…Finished with six points, including 4-for-5 at the free throw line, along with four rebounds and four assists in an 87-64 victory over Dominican (Jan. 8)…Recorded five points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals during a 71-55 win at Maranatha Baptist Bible (Jan. 13)…Scored four points, grabbed three rebounds and assisted on three field goals in an 84-62 victory at MSOE (Jan. 15)…Recorded four points, four rebounds and three assists during a 95-84 victory over Lakeland (Jan. 18)…Scored points, including 4-for-4 at the free throw line, along with four assists and two rebounds during an 81-66 win against Edgewood (Jan. 20)…Finished with eight points, including 4-for-4 at the free throw line, along with a season-high five rebounds and three assists in a 96-84 victory over Rockford (Jan. 22)…Assisted on a season-high seven field goals to go along with eight points and three rebounds during an 85-81 loss against Concordia Ann Arbor (Jan. 28)…Recorded four rebounds and four assists in an 86-66 victory over Concordia Nebraska (Jan. 29)…Stole a season-high six passes, to go along with four points and four assists during a 69-64 victory at Marian (Feb. 7)…Finished with eight points and five assists during a 79-75 win at Lakeland (Feb. 9)…Scored five points and assisted on five field goals during a 71-66 victory at Edgewood (Feb. 15)…Scored a season-high 16 points, including two 3-pointers and 4-for-4 at the free throw line, along with six assists during a 95-89 loss to Edgewood (Feb. 25), the semifinals of the NAC Tournament.

High School (Oostburg): Was an All-Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Academic member…Played in the WBCA All-Star game…Helped the basketball team win two conference championships…First team all-conference performer in basketball and twice in track & field…Named second team all-conference in soccer…Earned 10 total varsity letters in track & field, basketball and soccer.

Personal: Son of Steve and Mary Paluchniak…Has a younger brother, Mike, and a younger sister, Allie.