By Heather Johnson-MPCC
From Poland to Nebraska, Nebraska to Utah – Jakub “Kuba” Karwowski, a center for the North Platte Community College Knights men’s basketball team, signed a letter of intent Friday to play at Utah State University in the fall.
“It feels great,” Karwowski said of being accepted to Utah State. “I’m going to miss the friends I’ve made at NPCC, but I’m looking forward to another opportunity to play basketball. And, this is a great opportunity.”
Karwowski, a 7’-1” sophomore from Warsaw, Poland, averaged 9.7 points and 8.9 rebounds per game. He shot 70.6 percent from the field – top among all players in Region IX. He received first-team All-South Region IX honors and was named to the all Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference First Team.
He was second in the South subregion in rebounds per game and topped the South with 66 blocked shots this season, shattering his record of 53 set last season.
“We are obviously extremely excited about the opportunity for Kuba to continue his career at such a quality program as Utah State,” said Kevin O’Connor head coach for the Knights. “We are also very proud of all he accomplished during his two years at North Platte Community College. Kuba was a unique talent, and the positive impact he had on our program will be felt for many years. His defensive ability altered the way many teams played against us. It was never more evident than during the Region IX Tournament when he was injured and unable to play at his best.”
Karwowski graduated Friday with an Associate of General Studies degree. At Utah State, he plans to major in criminal justice.