Nick Burk: W&J basketball

Name: Nick Burk

High school: Bishop Carroll Catholic

Hometown: Portage

Sport: Basketball

Position: Forward

College choice: Washington & Jefferson

Other colleges considered: Robert Morris, West Virginia Wesleyan

Why I picked Washington & Jefferson: “It is a great school, and I really feel at home there. I feel like I can really grow as a student and an athlete there.”

Greatest high school achievement: “Making it to the state semifinals this year in basketball.”

Coach Cosie Aliquo’s quote: “Nick made great strides from his junior to senior year by working hard. If he continues to work hard, he should have a very successful college career.”

How I got my start playing basketball: “My dad was a big reason for me starting to play. He got me started when I was young, and I am still playing today.”

Favorite college growing up: Duke, Notre Dame

Other interests: Music, computers, watching movies

What getting to play in college means to me: “It means a lot. I am really excited to get to play next year.”

Probable college major: Computer Information Systems

Parents: Scott and Karen Burk