Pick scoring big for Lions

Name: Ben Pick

School: Chestnut Ridge

Age: 17

Grade: Senior

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Pick scored 25 points and had nine rebounds in a victory over Fannett-Metal, had 22 points and 11 rebounds in a win over Tussey Mountain and added 21 points and six rebounds in a win over Everett.

Season update: Pick averages 16.4 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. The Lions are 10-2 overall.

Coach Randy Meck’s quote: “Ben has been playing at a very high level, especially this past week. He really elevated his play. We use Ben for his size, and he can play inside or outside. He does outstading job at breaking pressure. He’s really grown into a leadership role this year.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Cooper

Favorite subject: English

Favorite movie: “Shawshank Redemption”

Favorite food: Double baconator

Favorite song: “What I Got” by Sublime

Outside interests: Football, track, lifeguarding

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Pirates

Favorite college team: Pittsburgh Panthers

Pro athlete most admired: Andrew McCutchen

Best athlete I ever played with: Ryan Fyock

Best athlete I ever competed against: Beau Bosch

Most influential person on my athletic career: My dad

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning a district title in football

How I got my start in basketball: My dad had me play in the elementary program

Future goal: Win a district title in basketball