Name: Jonah Salyards
School: Great Commission
Athlete of the week achievement: Salyards had 29 points and eight rebounds in a victory over Calvary-Clymer and scored 39 points to go with 16 rebounds, seven steals and eight assists in a win over Blair County Christian.
Season update: Salyards is averaging 31.6 points per game, 14 rebounds, five assists, six steals and four blocks for the 7-2 Bears. He recently went over 2,000 career points.
Coach Scott Johnson's quote: "I've coached him since ninth grade, and he keeps getting better and better. He works hard every year and is able to do different things for us. He's played all five positions on the court and always takes it with a grain of salt. He's a super kid to coach.''
Favorite teacher: Mr. Greenwood
Favorite subject: Math
Favorite movie: "The Lord of the Rings'' trilogy
Favorite food: Any type of seafood
Favorite song: "Everything's Magic'' by Angels & Airwaves
Outside interests: Hiking, reading, hanging out with friends, watching local basketball games
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: Tim Tebow
Best athlete I ever played with: Mike Carrieri
Best athlete I ever competed against: Cambria County Christian's Dominic Williams
Most influential person on my athletic career: Coach Johnson, Coach Bordack, and my parents, Mark and Kim
Proudest athletic achievement: Scoring 2,000 points
How I got my start in basketball: "In third grade, I was in the Central Blair Rec Commission instructional league.''
Future goal: "I'd like to play basketball in college and get a degree in civil engineering.''