Name: Brandon Gripp
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