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Planutis helped team to 21 wins

Hazleton Area graduate Bobby Planutis at Purdue-Fort Wayne.

Hazleton Area graduate Bobby Planutis started every game this season while helping Purdue-Fort Wayne go 21-12 and earn an appearance in the College Basketball Invitational.

Planutis made 61 shots from 3-point range and went 29-for-30 (96.7 percent) from the foul line. He averaged 8.5 points per game.

The Mastodons went 15-6 in the Horizon League.

Planutis was one of five District 2 graduates who played on National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I men’s basketball teams during the 2021-22 season.

Da’mir Faison, another Hazleton Area graduate, played at New Jersey Institute of Technology; Scranton Prep graduates Leo O’Boyle and Paddy Casey played at Lafayette College and Syracuse University; and George Tinsley from Abington Heights played at Binghamton University.

Also, Sukhmail Mathon, who left Dallas before graduating, had an award-winning season as a graduate student at Boston University.

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