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B-A’s Davis steps it up

January 1, 2013
The Altoona Mirror

Name: Noah Davis

School: Bellwood-Antis

Age: 17

Grade: Senior

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: In the Tyrone Reliance Bank Tournament, Davis scored 23 points and 10 rebounds in a first-round win over Tyrone, and 19 points and 10 rebounds in a championship game win over Penn Cambria. He also claimed his second straight tournament MVP honor

Season update: Davis averages a double-double with 20.5 points and 10.1 rebounds per game. The Blue Devils are 6-0.

Coach Brent Gerwert's quote: "We go as he does. We look for him to do a lot. He has to be a presence in the paint. He needs to step up, and he did that in the two games."

Favorite teacher: Miss T. and Mr. Naylor

Favorite subject: English

Favorite movie: "Winning Season"

Favorite food: Venison barbecue

Favorite song: Anything by Dave Matthews Band

Outside interests: Hunting, fishing, reading, writing, watching movies, listening to Keith Shawley in physics class

Favorite professional team: Miami Heat

Favorite college team: Indiana

Pro athlete most admired: Kevin Love

Best athlete I ever played with: State College's Kyle Kanaskie

Best athlete I ever competed against: Lincoln's (N.Y.) Isiah Whitehead

Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents, my little brother and every coach since seventh grade

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the Tyrone Holiday Tournament and getting the MVP two years in a row

How I got my start in basketball: I started shooting on a Little Tikes hoop in my basement when I was two years old

Future goal: To be a successful college athlete and become a published writer

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