Senior year of high school is as we all know, once it's over, it's over. No more high school, and on to the rest of our lives. 

In a series covering 2020 I will highlight through video and words 2020 senior players who have committed to their futures beyond high school. While we look ahead, we'll also go back over the years that got them here and see how this final year is going. 

Matt Willert, a four year Senior from Buffalo has been a shooter on Varsity since breaking through as a freshman in 2016-17. Scoring more than 13 points on 7 occasions that year, the buzz of a freshman shooter was born. The next season, Willert moved into the starting line-up and really showed his scoring skillset averaging 20 points per game leading a promising sophomore crew of Aidan Bowman, Tony Dahl, and Brandon Maatz. 

As Buffalo has struggled collectively to win games during 2016-17 winning only 6 games, the Bison improved during 2017-18 winning 13 games. As Buffalo and Willert improved, both the team and he matured. In his Junior year Buffalo won 20 games, and although Willert's scoring dipped a bit to 17 a game with more of a collective scoring from added Freshman Antonio Bluiett, and fellow Juniors, his profile rose.

Colleges started taking notice, and by the end of the 2019 summer, Willert was closing in a Division One offer, and in July, Merrimack College offered. By the end of August Willert made his college decision, and chose to stay close to home and play for the same school as his High School Head Coach, St Cloud State.

For 2019-20, Willert has had to up his game a bit for the Bison since they've had a couple setbacks before the basketball season started. Bowman decided to sit out his basketball season, he's committed to Iowa State for football, and Tony Dahl, recently committed to Mary, tore his ACL for the second time in July. Left for Buffalo is increased roles for Sophomore Bluiett, who's averaging 14.9 points per game, and fellow senior running mate, Maatz who's scoring 13.5 points per game.

For the 2019-20, the Bison season is going a bit disappointingly at 8-7, but loses to top 4A Minnesota schools Hopkins and Eden Prairie aren't bad loses on your resume. Willert doing his best, is pouring in 26 points, and showing tremendous effort on defense. With 11 games left of 2020 and then sections, it will be interesting to track how the Bison finish.