Name: Ben Pick
School: Chestnut Ridge
Athlete of the week achievement: Pick scored 25 points and had nine rebounds in a victory over Fannett-Metal, had 22 points and 11 rebounds in a win over Tussey Mountain and added 21 points and six rebounds in a win over Everett.
Season update: Pick averages 16.4 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. The Lions are 10-2 overall.
Coach Randy Meck's quote: "Ben has been playing at a very high level, especially this past week. He really elevated his play. We use Ben for his size, and he can play inside or outside. He does outstading job at breaking pressure. He's really grown into a leadership role this year."
Favorite teacher: Mr. Cooper
Favorite subject: English
Favorite movie: "Shawshank Redemption"
Favorite food: Double baconator
Favorite song: "What I Got" by Sublime
Outside interests: Football, track, lifeguarding
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Favorite college team: Pittsburgh Panthers
Pro athlete most admired: Andrew McCutchen
Best athlete I ever played with: Ryan Fyock
Best athlete I ever competed against: Beau Bosch
Most influential person on my athletic career: My dad
Proudest athletic achievement: Winning a district title in football
How I got my start in basketball: My dad had me play in the elementary program
Future goal: Win a district title in basketball