Martinazzi comes up big

Name: Brandon Martinazzi

School: Bishop Carroll

Age: 16

Grade: Junior

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Martinazzi scored 21 points in a victory over rival Central Cambria and then scored 18 points in an overtime victory over Bishop Guilfoyle.

Season update: Martinazzi is averaging 18.7 points per game for the 13-0 Huskies.

Coach Cosie Aliquo’s quote: “Brandon’s been working hard on both ends of the floor. We’re focusing more on his defense this year. On offense, when he passes the ball, he’s tough to guard – it opens things up for all the players. He’s having a great year so far.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Skura

Favorite subject: English 11

Favorite movie: “Above the Rim”

Favorite food: Seafood

Favorite song: Any kind of rap

Outside interests: Playing baseball, hanging out with family and friends, playing chess, playing Xbox, lifting weights

Favorite professional team: Los Angeles Lakers

Favorite college team: Duke Blue Devils

Pro athlete most admired: Michael Jordan

Best athlete I ever played with: My teammates

Best athlete I ever competed against: Lincoln Park’s Elijah Minnie

Most influential person on my athletic career: My family and coaches

Proudest athletic achievement: Being named all-state last year and making it to the state quarterfinals

How I got my start in basketball: “When I was in kindergarten I was a ballboy for my grade school team [All-Saints].”

Future goal: To play college basketball and do something in the medical field