Male Athlete of Week: McDannell big part of BC’s run

Name: Tristan McDannell

School: Bishop Carroll Catholic

Age: 17

Grade: Junior

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: McDannell led Carroll with 22 points in a 68-58 victory over North Clarion in the PIAA Class 1A playoffs on Friday night at Kane Area High School.

Season update: McDannell is averaging 19.3 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.2 steals per game for the Huskies.

Coach Cosie Aliquo’s quote: “Tristan is having another solid year for us. He is a huge reason why we have been very successful his three years at Bishop Carroll. He continues to want to work to get better every day. He has become more of a leader on and off the court.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Seymour

Favorite subject: Spanish

Favorite movie: “Designated Survivor”

Favorite food: Georgette Ostinowsky’s mac and cheese

Favorite song: Anything by Drake

Outside interests: Music, traveling

Favorite professional team: Brooklyn Nets

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: D’Angelo Russell

Best athlete I ever competed against: Kennedy Catholic’s Oscar Tshiebwe

Most influential person on my athletic career: Logan McDannell and my parents

Proudest athletic achievement: Scoring 1,000 points

How I got my start in basketball: “My parents got me a Little Tikes hoop when I was 2.”

Future goal: Play professional basketball

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