Name: Tony Rocco
School: Northern Cambria
Athlete of the week achievement: Rocco scored 20 points and had 11 steals and four assists in helping the Colts open the PIAA Class A playoffs with a 62-50 victory over Union.
Season update: Rocco is averaging more than 12 points per game and is the leading scorer for the 18-9 Colts.
Coach Dan Weber's quote: "Tony is a very coachable player and a hard worker who makes others better. He scored 27 against Conemaugh Valley to get us to our first district title appearance in 10 years and had 20 points and 11 steals in our first state playoff win in almost 50 years.''
Favorite teacher: Mr. Mullen
Favorite subject: English
Favorite movie: "Gladiator''
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite song: "Wavin' Flag'' by K'naan
Outside interests: Soccer, track and field, fishing
Favorite professional team: FC Barcelona soccer
Favorite college team: Michigan State
Pro athlete most admired: Lionel Messi
Best athlete I ever played with: Joe Yuhas
Best athlete I ever competed against: Forest Hills' Luke Gallaher
Most influential person on my athletic career: My brother, Joe
Proudest athletic achievement: Making it to the District 6 Class A championship and winning a state playoff game
How I got my start in basketball: "My dad [Jim] put up a hoop outside our house, and I shot around at it.''
Future goal: Graduate from college