Martinazzi coming up big
Name: Brandon Martinazzi
School: Bishop Carroll
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.”