Filipowski Picks Harvard

Monday, November 8th, 2021

Filipowski Picks Harvard

Wilbraham and Monson Academy and New York Rens center Matt Filipowski announced his commitment to Harvard on Monday. 

The 7-footer had accumulated a variety of division I scholarship offers, including several from high academic institutions, before trimming his list to Harvard and Cal Poly last week. 

He becomes the third member of WMA's senior class to commit to a division I school joining his brother, Kyle, who is headed to Duke and Deven Austin, who is committed to Princeton. 

His pledge to Harvard also connects him with his Rens teammate and former New England prep product Chisom Okpara

Filipowski is in his third years at Wilbraham and Monson. He helped the Titans to a NEPSAC championship as a sophomore before his junior year was derailed by covid. During the pandemic though, he made massive gains to both his game and fitness level. 

"Matthew has put in a tremendous amount of work to make this possible," said WMA head coach Mike Mannix. "He said from day one his goal was to find the best combination of high-level basketball and academics. He did just that."