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Gripp helping Eagles soar

December 25, 2012
The Altoona Mirror

Name: Brandon Gripp

School: Tyrone

Age: 16

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Grade: Junior

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Gripp scored 33 points, nine assists and eight rebounds in a double-overtime, rivalry win over Huntingdon and had 19 points and 10 assists in a win over Central.

Season update: Gripp averages 24 points, 10.5 assists and 5.8 rebounds per game. The Eagles are 4-0.

Coach George Gripp's quote: "All of his success comes from the hard work and dedication he's put in over the years. He's definitely one of the leaders of the team. He's definitely stepped forward for us."

Favorite teacher: Mr. Funiccelli

Favorite subject: World Cultures

Favorite movie: "Stepbrothers"

Favorite food: Chicken parmesan

Favorite song: "Pursuit of Happiness" by Kid Cudi

Outside interests: Hanging out with friends and working out at the rec center

Favorite professional team: Philadelphia 76ers

Favorite college team: UConn

Pro athlete most admired: Derek Rose

Best athlete I ever played with: Richard Crabtree

Best athlete I ever competed against: Penn Cambria's A.J. Leahey

Most influential person on my athletic career: My dad

Proudest athletic achievement: Getting the double-overtime win against Huntingdon

How I got my start in basketball: The Tyrone YMCA in kindergarten

Future goal: To try and play basketball at the collegiate level

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