Male Athlete of the Week: Ranck sparks BC state run

Name: Scott Ranck

School: Bishop Carroll

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Ranck scored 27 points in BC’s victory over Vincentian Academy in the PIAA Class A second round and then scored 17 of his 26 points in the third quarter to fuel the Huskies’ rally in a two-point loss to Lincoln Park in the quarterfinals.

Season update: Ranck finished the season averaging 14.3 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.1 steals per game. He also shot 82 percent from the foul line.

Coach Cosie Aliquo’s quote: “He’s a super kid who provided great leadership for the younger guys. I never like to depend on anyone, but if you look at him, I’m not sure we’d have been playing in the state quarterfinals without him.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Skura

Favorite subject: Anatomy

Favorite movie: “Friday”

Favorite food: My mom’s lasagna

Favorite song: “The Race” by Wiz Khalifa

Outside interests: Hanging out with friends, playing Xbox, fishing

Favorite professional team: Los Angeles Lakers

Favorite college team: Duke

Pro athlete most admired: Kobe Bryant

Best athlete I ever played with: Brandon Martinazzi

Best athlete I ever competed against: Penn Cambria’s A.J. Leahey

Most influential person on my athletic career: My brother, Rob, and my father, Jerry

Proudest athletic achievement: “Going to the state basketball quarterfinals.”

How I got my start in basketball: “My dad introduced me to it when I was 5 or 7.”

Future goal: “I want to try and play basketball at the collegiate level, but my ultimate goal is to achieve a degree in Safety Science and live in South Carolina with a wife and kids.”