Name: A.J. Leahey
School: Penn Cambria
Athlete of the week achievement: Leahey collected 22 points and 14 rebounds in a last-second, one-point loss to Johnstown, had 23 points and 16 rebounds in a win over Cambria Heights and added 19 points in a win over Central Cambria.
Season update: Leahey is averaging 23 points and 13 rebounds per game.
Coach Jim Ronan's quote: "It was a tough week for us as far as competition goes. We played Johnstown on Monday and two rival games with Heights and Cambria so we knew it would be tough. A.J. has been the leader of our team the last two years and works extremly hard and knows the game of basketball very well, and he makes everyone around him better on the court."
Favorite teacher: Mr. McCombie
Favorite subject: Math
Favorite movie: "Coach Carter"
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite song: No preference
Outside interests: Basketball and hanging out with friends
Favorite professional team: Dallas Mavericks
Favorite college team: Tennessee
Pro athlete most admired: Dirk Nowitzki
Best athlete I ever played with: Joe Dziabo
Best athlete I ever competed against: Forest Hills graduate Luke Gallaher
Most influential person on my athletic career: My family
Proudest athletic achievement: Starting varsity as a freshman
How I got my start in basketball: "My mom and my brother wanted me to play in fourth grade."
Future goal: To win districts