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Athlete of Week: Holsopple an ‘incredible athlete’

Name: Josh Holsopple

School: Hollidaysburg Area

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Holsopple was named the MVP of the Indiana Tip-Off Tournament after scoring 27 points in the championship win over Indiana. He scored 20 points in an 82-62 season-opening win over Valley.

Season update: Holsopple is averaging 23.5 points per game for the Golden Tigers, who are off to a 2-0 start

Coach Brad Lear’s quote: “Josh is an incredible athlete. He has the ability to score from many areas. Long and strong, he can play inside out. As a tremendous student-athlete, he excels both on and off the court.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. McKloskey

Favorite subject: Calculus

Favorite movie: “Step Brothers”

Favorite food: Steak

Favorite song: “Electric” by Alina Baraz

Outside interests: Spending time with friends and family, playing disc golf

Favorite professional team: Philadelphia 76ers

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Saquon Barkley

Best athlete I’ve ever competed against: Jason Wade of Trinity (Va.), now at Old Dominion

Most influential persons in my athletic career: Drew Shubik, Jacob Holsopple

Proudest athletic achievement: “Winning District 6 championship my sophomore year.”

How I got started in basketball: “My parents signed me up at a young age.”

Future goal: Attend college

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