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Burk strong both off, on court

Name: Nolan Burk

School: Bishop Carroll Catholic

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Burk averaged 20.3 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists in victories over Bishop McCort, Central Cambria and Forest Hills.

Season update: Burk is averaging 14.8 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.

Coach Cosie Aliquo’s quote: “Nolan has become not only a leader on the court but off the court. He is always teaching the younger guys how to get better. It has been a pleasure to have coached him for four years. He is always working hard to get better. Wherever he chooses to play college basketball, they are getting a winner, not only on the court, but off the court.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Nagy

Favorite subject: History

Favorite movie: “The Big Lebowski”

Favorite food: Steak

Favorite song: “Mr. Jones” by Counting Crows

Outside interests: Video games

Favorite professional team: Portland Trail Blazers

Favorite college team: Notre Dame

Pro athlete most admired: Larry Bird

Best athlete I ever competed against: Kennedy Catholic’s Oscar Tshiebwe

Most influential person on my athletic career: My late brother Nathan

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the District 6 championship

How I got my start in basketball: Playing for coach Travis Kargo in second or third grade

Future goal: To play at the college level

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