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Male Athlete of Week: Wolfe ‘quiet leader’ for Bellwood

Name: Nathan Wolfe

School: Bellwood-Antis

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Wolfe collected 23 points, 12 rebounds and seven blocked shots in avenging a loss to Glendale with a 65-48 win and then had 27 points, 17 rebounds and four blocked shots in a 73-63 victory over Juniata Valley.

Season update: Nathan is averaging 15.9 points per game while leading the team with 11.6 rebounds and 3.7 blocks per game. He has posted 10 double-doubles and one triple-double.

Coach Kevin Conlon’s quote: “Nathan is a quiet leader for us who just goes about his business the right way every day. Over the last two years, I’m not sure he’s missed a single workout, open gym, practice, etc., and all of that hard work is paying off with a big senior season. His transformation from last season to this season is really remarkable as he has nearly doubled both his scoring and rebounding averages and has become a dominant force in the post. His confidence is growing with each game, and it’s been great to see him get better and better every day. Off the court, Nate is one of the most intelligent kids I’ve been around and ranks among the top kids in his class.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Crowell

Favorite subject: Physics

Favorite movie: “Guardians of the Galaxy”

Favorite food: Pizza

Favorite song: “Champion” by NAV

Outside interests: Fishing, video games

Favorite professional team: San Antonio Spurs

Favorite college team: Duke

Pro athlete most admired: Saquon Barkley

Best athlete I ever competed against: Central Cambria’s Matt Holsinger

Most influential person on my athletic career: My mom

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the District 6 title in my freshman season

How I got my start in basketball: Playing at the NBCRC in first grade

Future goal: Attend Saint Francis University and major in biochemistry

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