Matt Kamieniecki's Career Stats, Highs & Game-By-Game (PDF)
Started all 22 games in which he appeared ... averaged career highs with 8.3 points and 6.9 rebounds per game ... slowed by a back injury for the second half of the season ... led the Mid-American Conference in rebounding through the first four league games (12.0 per game) before his back forced him to miss eight of the final 14 regular season contests ... logged double-digit rebounds in each of those first four conference games ... ranked among the top 10 nationally in defensive rebounding percentage (27.7) ... grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds Nov. 22 at IUPUI ... recorded five double-doubles -- Nov. 22 at IUPUI (11 pts., 15 rebs.), Dec. 6 versus Indiana State (11 pts., 10 rebs.), Dec. 20 at nationally ranked San Diego State (15 pts., 10 rebs.), Jan. 10 versus Central Michigan (10 pts., 10 rebs.) and Jan. 14 at Western Michigan (12 pts., 13 rebs.) ... scored in double figures eight times ... exploded for a career-high 21 points on 8-for-10 shooting March 6 against Northern Illinois in the final home game of his career.
Sat out the season with a wrist injury and redshirted.
An honorable mention Academic All-MAC selection ... played in 27 games and made 11 starts ... averaged 25.2 minutes over the final 16 games, starting 11 of them, after seeing limited minutes for the first half of the season because of injury ... ranked 11th in the MAC with 5.9 rebounds per game ... pulled down an average of 11.3 rebounds per 40 minutes played ... averaged 4.6 points per game ... upped his averages to 8.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per game during Ball State's five-game winning streak to close the regular season ... posted season highs with 12 points and 14 rebounds for his first career double-double Feb. 23 at Southeast Missouri ... grabbed at least eight rebounds five times in conference play ... pulled down 10 boards in his first start of the season Jan. 19 at Central Michigan ... had nine rebounds in 16 minutes Nov. 25 at No. 1 Indiana ... handed out a career-high eight assists Dec. 8 against South Dakota, matching the most assists in a game by a Ball State player all season ... shot 51.6 percent from the floor and 57.9 percent in conference play.
Appeared in 24 games while making 10 starts to earn his second letter ... Named Academic All-Mid-American Conference with a 3.568 GPA ... Averaged 13.1 minutes per game while scoring 124 points and grabbing 139 rebounds ... Connected on 59.3 percent (48-of-81) from the field ... Scored a season-high 11 points against Chicago State (Dec. 31) as he was 4-of-4 from the field and 3-of-3 from the free throw line ... Also grabbed eight rebounds against Chicago State and IUPUI (Nov. 23) ... Grabbed a season-high nine rebounds in the regular season finale against Northern Illinois (March 3), including a season-high six offensive rebounds ... Missed six games due to injury.
2011 Canada Trip
Started all four games on the trip, averaging 22.0 minutes per game ... Led the team in rebounding at 12.8 boards per game while also chipping in 9.3 points per game ... Connected on 65.2 percent (15-of-23) from the field ... Reached double figures in rebounds three times and grabbed at least nine boards in all four games ... Posted two double-doubles on the trip ... Tallied 12 points and 14 rebounds against Trinity Western (Aug. 12) while adding 11 points and a trip-high 15 rebounds against Vancouver Island (Aug. 14).
Played in 23 games with one start as a true freshman ... Averaged 2.9 points per game and 2.5 rebounds per contest ... Played 304 minutes on the year ... Connected on 71.1 percent (27-of-38) from the field ... Missed seven games due to a knee injury and two games due to a concussion ... Made his first career appearance against Eastern Illinois (Nov. 14) and played 18 minutes off the bench ... Scored a season-high seven points off the bench, all in the second half, at Akron (Feb. 12) ... Scored five points in his first career start against Ohio (Jan. 29) ... Ended the regular season playing nine straight games of double-figure minutes, averaging 17.6 minutes during the stretch.
Four-year letterwinner at Clarkston High School for coach Dan Fife ... Led the Wolves to a 91-12 record during his career ... Averaged 19.0 points and 13.0 rebounds as a senior as Clarkston posted a 19-6 record ... Earned First Team All-State and All-Conference honors as a senior ... Averaged 13.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game as a junior when he led the Wolves to a 24-2 record ... Named First Team All-Conference as a junior ... His play helped Clarkston to the state semifinal appearance in Class A as he averaged 15.3 points per game in the postseason ... Guided Clarkston to a state quarterfinal appearance as a sophomore and a 26-1 record ... He posted a 22-point, 13-rebound performance in the quarterfinals against eventual state champion Saginaw ... Helped The Wolves post a 22-3 record as a freshman ... Played AAU basketball for the Michigan Mustangs.
Full name is Matthew Scott Kamieniecki ... Born September 23, 1991 ... Son of Scott and Rita Kamieniecki ... Father Scott was a Major League pitcher from 1991 through 2000, including six seasons with the New York Yankees ... Has one brother, Alan ... Earned his bachelor's degree in business in 2014 and enrolled in graduate school.