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Male Athlete of Week: Colledge accepts all challenges

Name: Jared Colledge

School: Everett Area

Age: 17

Grade: Senior

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Colledge scored 16 points in a 58-40 win over Southern Huntingdon and scored 40 points in a 67-47 victory over Windber. In that game, he went over the 1,000-point mark for his career.

Season update: Colledge averages 17 points per game for the 7-2 Warriors.

Coach Adam Phipps’ quote: “In the classroom, Jared carries a 4.0 GPA. In basketball, I describe Jared as one of the best competitors I have coached. He does not back down on any challenge given to him. Jared is the best pure shooter I have coached. Jared feeds off of defending the opposing team’s best ball handler. He loves to pressure the ball and create turnovers. Jared’s work ethic will allow him to exceed in anything he does in the future. I enjoy coaching Jared.”

Favorite teacher: Mrs. Clark

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: “Step Brothers”

Favorite food: Steak

Favorite song: “Faucet Failure” by Ski Mask The Slump God

Outside interests: Hunting

Favorite professional team: Baltimore Ravens

Favorite college team: Duke

Pro athlete most admired: Kawhi Leonard

Best athlete I ever competed against: Southern Fulton’s Dylan Gordon

Most influential person on my athletic career: My dad

Proudest athletic achievement: 1,000 points

How I got my start in basketball: “I found interest when I always loved shooting in the driveway as a kid and kept doing it.”

Future goal: Family and kids

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