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Name: Matt Holsinger

School: Central Cambria

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Holsinger delivered 30 points and 18 rebounds in a 74-42 win over Cambria Heights and had 15 points and 21 rebounds in a 51-43 victory over Penn Cambria.

Season update: Holsinger averages 21.6 points, 13.3 rebounds and 3.3 blocks per game for the 11-8 Red Devils.

Coach Adam Stephan’s quote: “Matt is one of the hardest working kids on the team. Since he was a freshman, he’s improved every year and now has 1,000 career points and 1,000 rebounds. Central Cambria’s never had a kid do that. He’s having an outstanding senior season.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Miller

Favorite subject: History or accounting

Favorite movie: “Scary Movie”

Favorite food: Steak

Favorite artist: Blackbear

Outside interests: Hunting, fishing, track and field

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Pitt

Pro athlete most admired: Kevin Love

Best athlete I ever competed against: Altoona’s Tyler Barry

Most influential person on my athletic career: All of my coaches, my dad (Dave) and Tom Fox

Proudest athletic achievement(s): Winning the one-on-one tournament at Tom Fox’s camp, winning the District 6-3A championship last year and being named all-state and the Mirror player of the year

How I got my start in basketball: “My dad coached me when I was young, with my friends.”

Future goal: Pursue degrees in accounting and finance and have a successful career at UPJ

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