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Athlete of Week: BG’s Montecalvo ‘great asset’

Name: Michael Montecalvo

School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Montecalvo scored 12 points in an 81-41 win over Forest Hills in the Jaffa Shrine Bonanza, and he scored 25 points, with six 3-pointers, in a 96-55 win over Bishop McCort

Season update: Montecalvo is averaging 14.5 points and 4.1 rebounds per game for the Marauders. He also has 27 assists to just five turnovers.

Coach Chris Drenning’s quote: “Michael’s a returning starter who has worked very hard on improving his overall game. His outside shooting has become a strength, and he’s an excellent offensive player. Plus, he’ll guard anyone we ask him to. He’s a great asset for our team.”

Favorite teacher: Miss Querry

Favorite subject: Physical education

Favorite movie: “The Godfather”

Favorite food: Prosciutto sandwich

Favorite music: Rap

Outside interests: Running Monte’s Window Wash business

Favorite professional team: New England Patriots

Favorite college team: Saint Francis

Pro athlete most admired: LeBron James

Best athlete I ever competed against: Former BG teammate Luke Ruggery

Most influential people on my athletic career: Coach Drenning and staff, Drew Shubik, Ryan Lestochi, Josh Baker

Proudest athletic achievement: Making a run in the state playoffs last year

How I got my start in basketball: “My dad (Frank) put me into a bunch of sports, and all my friends played basketball, so I stuck with it.”

Future goal: Be successful, in general, as a person

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