The story keeps better for Guilderland native and rising senior Andrew Platek. The sharp-shooting guard announced his verbal commitment to the University of North Carolina. He also had interest from Indiana and Davidson, among others:

Platek left Guilderland after his junior season to attend prep school and will graduate in 2017. He left Guilderland has a player with incredible range on his jumpshot and good athleticism. He can elevate at the rim and can defend on the perimeter. Where I was critical of Platek's game was in his ability to dribble hard to the rim.

But, he won't be needed to be a primary ball handler with the Tar Heels and can use his superior perimeter skills to more of his advantage than he could with the Dutchmen, where he was a marked man every night on the floor.

He also could have improved those ballhandling skills to the point where he could be a guard that can contribute off the bounce.

Either way, it's another big commitment for the Capital Region: Joe Cremo, Kevin Huerter, and now Platek. Hameir Wright of Albany Academy is next.

He cannot officially sign until November.

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