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Clarksburg Basketball Star to Play at Loyola Next Season

On the eve before the winter sports season official started in all Montgomery County Public Schools one Clarksburg basketball player knows where he will be playing after high school.

The Germantown resident, Andrew Kostecka, the Coyotes outstanding senior guard signed a letter of intent to play his college basketball with the Division I Loyola University Greyhounds. The 6-foot, 4-inch senior is the first Division I basketball player to come out of Clarksburg High School.

”This means a lot,” said Kostecka. “I am really thankful for the opportunities that I have had. And being able to say that I’ve made it, just means a lot for me.”

Kostecka, a 6-foot-4 guard, averaged 11.9 points per game at Clarksburg while also pulling down 5.4 rebounds and averaging 2.0 assists per contest. He was a Washington Post All-Met Honorable Mention player as a junior and earned All-Montgomery County recognition from the Gazette.

His high school coach said that while Kostecka is usually pretty reserved once he is on the court he shows his leadership ability. “Andrew is vocal with his teammates,” said Clarksburg basketball coach George Kissal, “and has really become clear on the ‘big picture’ of what we are trying to do. We are very proud of him. On the floor, he does a lot of things very well. He can really shoot the ball, a very good ballhandler and surprises people all the time with his athletic ability. The thing I like best about him though is his ‘feel’ for the game. Andrew knows how to play, and can make his teammates better when he facilitates for them.”