McDannell breeds success for BC

Name: Tristan McDannell

School: Bishop Carroll Catholic

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: McDannell hit three free throws with 1.2 seconds remaining to lift Bishop Carroll to a 52-51 win over Shade in the PIAA Class 1A second round. He finished with 10 points.

Season update: McDannell averages 22.2 points and 4.1 assists per game for the Huskies, who are 17-9.

Coach Cosie Aliquo’s quote: “Tristan has been a huge part of our basketball program’s success for four years. He enjoys playing the game and is always trying to get better each day. He has become a better leader on and off the court for his younger teammates. He will be leaving Bishop Carroll with two District 6 championships and at least two all-state awards. That is really powerful for our program. Wherever he chooses to play college basketball, the coach will have a hard time keeping him out of the gym.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Seymour and Mrs. Wetzel

Favorite subject: Spanish and Trigonometry

Favorite movie: “Dear Basketball”

Favorite food: Georgette Ostinowsky’s mac and cheese

Favorite song: “WHATS POPPIN” by Jack Harlow

Outside interests: Music, traveling, hanging out with my brother, Logan

Favorite professional team: Brooklyn Nets

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Luka Doncic

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

Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents and Logan McDannell

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the District 6 championship in 2018 and 2020

How I got my start in basketball: “My parents got me a Little Tikes hoop when I was little.”

Future goal: Play college basketball then go to chiropractic school


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