Martinazzi coming up big

Name: Brandon Martinazzi

School: Bishop Carroll

Age: 15

Grade: Sophomore

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Martinazzi scored 26 points in a championship game victory over Central Cambria in the County Seat Tournament, while snagging MVP honors. He also added 12 points in a Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference game against the Red Devils later in the week.

Season update: Martinazzi averages 17.5 points per game. The Huskies are 6-2 overall.

Coach Cosie Aliquo’s quote: “He is very important to our team. He’s just had a great week. He works hard in practice and it carries over to the games.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Skura

Favorite subject: Biology

Favorite movie: “The Dark Knight Rises”

Favorite food: My mom’s lasagna

Favorite song: Anything by Tupac or The Notorious B.I.G.

Outside interests: Baseball, hanging with friends, swimming, fishing

Favorite professional team: Los Angeles Lakers

Favorite college team: Duke

Pro athlete most admired: Michael Jordan

Best athlete I ever played with: Marcus Lee

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

Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents, Dan and Dana, my grandparents and my sister, Alyssa

Proudest athletic achievement: Being MVP of the County Seat Tournament

How I got my start in basketball: “When I was real young. My mom says since I was 3, I had a basketball in my hands.”

Future goal: “To earn a basketball scholarship.”