Collins has offensive explosion

Name: Cameron Collins

School: Juniata Valley

Age: 16

Grade: Junior

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Collins scored 38 points, including 12 in the fourth quarter, in a 70-57 win over Williamsburg. He scored 30 points, including 23 in the fourth quarter, in a 73-60 victory over Bellwood-Antis.

Season update: Collins is averaging 24.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 3.0 steals per game for the 7-5 Green Hornets.

Coach T.J. Anderson’s quote: “I have coached and trained Cameron since his elementary years. It has been a joy to see him develop into a great player and an amazing person. His brothers, his mother and I, his basketball family, boosters, the (school) board, administration and JV community are so proud of him. His dad (the late Ronnie Collins) would be proud of him as well. Cameron has goals of playing college basketball and someday becoming a professional athlete, and with his hard work and dedication, the best is yet to come.”

Favorite teacher: Ms. Heeter

Favorite subject: History

Favorite movie: “White Men Can’t Jump”

Favorite food: Steak

Favorite song: “New Freezer” by Rich The Kid

Outside interests: Hanging with friends, playing Fortnite

Favorite professional team: Golden State Warriors

Favorite college team: Duke

Pro athlete most admired: Russell Westbrook

Best athlete I ever competed against: Kennedy Catholic’s Maceo Austin

Most influential people on my athletic career: Mom, Dad, Gram

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning a state playoff game

How I got my start in basketball: “My dad at the age of 2 years old.”

Future goal: Break my school’s scoring record and continue basketball in college

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