It’s been a busy couple weeks for Matt Vogrich. Last week he was named to the Class 4A Illinois All-State team and this week he was named Gatorade Illinois Player of the Year.
The Gatorade Player of the Year award stresses both athletic and academy excellence and Matt definitely fits the bill.
The senior shooting guard led the Scouts to a 27-3 record and the Class 4A sectional semifinals this season, averaging 21.9 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.3 steals per game. The 6-foot-4, 175-pound Vogrich shot 47 percent from the field, 77 percent from the free throw line and 32 percent from beyond the 3-point arc this winter.
Vogrich has maintained a 4.79 GPA on a 5.0 scale in the classroom. In addition to donating his time as a local youth basketball instructor, he has volunteered on behalf of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Public Action to Deliver Shelter and The ONE Campaign to fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease.
Judging by the previous winners it’s certainly a prestigious award, Michael Dunigan (Oregon), Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls), and Jon Scheyer (Duke) — are certainly not bad company to keep. Congrats to Matt for the award and I know I speak for Michigan fans everywhere when I say that we can’t wait to get him on campus.