6'5" 195 lbs.
North Huntingdon, Pa. / Norwin High School
MAJOR: Mechanical Engineering Technology
At Pitt-JohnstownAt NORWIN High School
Matt Palo came in as a true freshman and provided Head Coach Bob Rukavina with quality minutes off the bench. Palo averaged 4.4 points and 2.6 rebounds in 29 games-played. He shot 54.9% (50-91) from the field, had 14 assists, made nine steals, and blocked a pair of shots. Three times as a freshman Palo scored in double-figures. He grabbed four or more rebounds 10 times. Palo posted highs of 16 points against Bluefield State (WV) College on Feb. 4, 2012 and 16 points against West Liberty (WV) University on Feb. 9, 2012. He also pulled down seven rebounds at Concord (WV) University on Dec. 10, 2011, dished out two assists vs. Roberts Wesleyan (NY) College on Nov. 25, 2011 and two assists at Shepherd (WV) University on Feb. 15, 2012.
Palo, the WPIAL’s leading scorer as a senior, played for Head Coach Lynn Washowich at Norwin High School where he scored 1,269 career points and was named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Athlete of the Year in 2010-11. He averaged 10.7 points per game for his career, including 30.2 points and 6.2 assists per game as a senior on his way to guiding Norwin to the WPIAL Playoffs two consecutive years. In addition, he was named Tribune Review Terrific-10, Daily News Fab 15, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fab-Five East. Palo earned Second-Team All-WPIAL-MSA.com and was selected to play in both the Pittsburgh Roundball Classic and the WPIAL All-Star Game.