Male Athlete of Week: Delerme displays ‘many abilities’

Name: Jaden Delerme

School: Hollidaysburg Area

Age: 16

Grade: Junior

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Delerme was the MVP of the Indiana Tipoff Tournament. He had nine points in a 50-36 win over Valley and had 21 points in a 61-42 victory over Purchase Line in the final.

Season update: Delerme is averaging 15.0 points per game for the 2-0 Golden Tigers.

Coach Brad Lear’s quote: “Jaden is only beginning to discover the many abilities he has on the court. He is coachable, hard-working and a great teammate.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. McCloskey

Favorite subject: Calculus

Favorite movie: “Creed II”

Favorite food: Sushi

Favorite song: “Look Back At It” by A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

Outside interests: Watching sports

Favorite professional team: Golden State Warriors

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Stephen Curry

Best athlete I’ve competed against: Jason Wade (now at Old Dominion University)

Most influential person on my athletic career: My father (AJ)

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the District 6 Class 5A championship

How I got my start in basketball: Coach John Swogger and coach Bernie Jubeck’s clinics

Future goal: Attend college


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