Colledge competes for success

Jared Colledge

Name: Jared Colledge

School: Everett

Age: 16

Grade: Junior

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Colledge was named most valuable player of the Pine Grill Roundball Classic, scoring 30 points and making four 3-pointers in a 55-43 victory over host Somerset in the championship game. In the opening round, Colledge’s 22 points led the Warriors as they edged Shanksville-Stonycreek, 49-48 — he also made all four of his team’s 3-point buckets.

Season update: Colledge is averaging 26 points and has made eight 3-pointers. Everett is 2-0.

Coach Adam Phipps’ quote: “Jared is one of the best competitors I have ever coached. He is a great team player and a pleasure to have on the team. Jared has proven to be one of the best 3-point shooters in the area. Defensively, he is very strong on pressuring opposing team’s best ball handler. Jared has had a great start to the season.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Simpson

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: “Step Brothers”

Favorite food: Steak

Favorite song: Rap

Outside interests: Hunting and playing baseball

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Pirates

Favorite college team: Duke

Pro athlete most admired: Kawhi Leonard

Best athlete I ever competed against: Southern Fulton’s Dylan Gordon

Most influential person on my athletic career: My dad, Brad

Proudest athletic achievement: Making Inter-County Conference all-stars

How I got my start in basketball: “I liked to shoot when I was little. I started playing in third grade.”

Future goal: “To have a family.”