Emily Chobany

Name: Emily Chobany

School: Portage

Age: 17

Grade: Senior

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Chobany delivered 21 points, four assists and five steals in a win over Berlin Brothersvalley and had eight points, four assists and three steals in a WestPAC title win over Shade. She helped hold Shade’s Emma Spinella, a 22-points-per-game shooter, to nine points.

Season update: Chobany averages 12.4 points, 3.9 assists and 2.5 steals per game. She is also a 1,000-point scorer.

Coach Lance Hudak’s quote: “Emily has worked extremely hard to become one of the premier point guards in the area. Her speed, skill and strength are uncanny and allow her to dominate a game both offensively and defensively. A true student-athlete, Chobs is driven to be the best she can be both academically and athletically.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Slanoc

Favorite subject: Anatomy and Physiology

Favorite movie: “The Lucky One”

Favorite food: Shrimp

Favorite song: “Dark Horse” by Katy Perry

Outside interests: Running, reading, hanging out with friends

Favorite professional team: Los Angeles Lakers

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Skylar Diggins

Best athlete I ever played with: Portage teammates

Best athlete I ever competed against: Altoona’s McKenzie Hatch

Most influential person on my athletic career: “My parents, my coaches, Coach Swogger, Randy Hatch, Brianna Baker and Billy Clapper

Proudest athletic achievement: “Winning the WestPAC championship back-to-back and scoring my 1,000th point.”

How I got my start in basketball: “My dad wanted me to try all the sports so he took me to Lance Hudak’s league in third grade. Ever since then, I loved the sport.”

Future goal: To go to college to play basketball and major in physical therapy