Male Athlete of the Week: Davis’ hard work pays off for B-A

Name: Nathan Davis

School: Bellwood-Antis

Age: 15

Grade: Junior

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Davis scored 27 points in a 66-56 win over Williamsburg and 33 points in a 63-52 victory over Moshannon Valley.

Season update: Davis is averaging 25.9 points, 8.9 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 4.3 steals for the 8-5 Blue Devils.

Coach Brent Gerwert’s quote: “Nathan works very, very hard. All of the things he accomplishes on the basketball court are because of hard work. He deserves everything he gets.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Croell

Favorite subject: Spanish

Favorite movie: “Space Jam”

Favorite food: Steak and potatoes

Favorite song: “Railroad Tracks” by Willy Moon

Outside interests: Fishing, lifting, watching movies, hanging out with friends

Favorite professional team: Los Angeles Lakers

Favorite college team: Indiana Hoosiers

Pro athlete most admired: Stephen Curry

Best athlete I ever competed with: Noah Davis

Best athlete I ever competed against: Bishop Guilfoyle’s Sam McCloskey

Most influential person on my athletic career: “My parents (Todd and Shelly), my brother (Noah) and Coach Gerwert.”

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the Elks National Free Throw Competition

How I got my start in basketball: “I was born in the state of Indiana, so I practically had a basketball in my crib.”

Future goal: “I would like to continue to have a successful career for myself and my teammates and win a district championship at some point.”