Rigby, Bearcats still unbeaten

Mirror Male Athlete of the Week

Name: Nick Rigby

School: Huntingdon Area

Age: 17

Grade: Senior

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Rigby delivered 25 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and two steals in a 66-45 win over Tyrone and then had 23 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals in a 57-54 win over Central.

Season update: Rigby averages 23.0 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.3 steals per game for the 6-0 Bearcats.

Coach Nick Payne’s quote: “By far, he’s the hardest working individual I’ve either played with or coached. His work ethic is tremendous. He gets out of the game everything he puts in.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Meily

Favorite subject: AP calculus

Favorite movie: “Anchorman 2”

Favorite food: Salmon

Favorite song: “Nonstop” by Drake

Outside interests: Hanging out with friends, listening to music and helping coach a third-fourth grade basketball team

Favorite pro team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Kentucky Wildcats

Pro athlete most admired: LeBron James

Best athlete I ever competed against: Quaker Valley’s Coletrane Washington

Most influential person on my athletic career: Father Roy Rigby, coach Nick Payne, coach Matt Orenshaw

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the District 6 Class 4A championship, winning two state playoff games and scoring my 1,000th point last year

How I got my start in basketball: “I started playing at the Huntingdon Community Center in second grade.”

Future goal: “To finish off the season with a Mountain League title, District 6 4A championship and state championship. Next year, I plan to continue my basketball career in college while earning a business or finance degree.”


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