Nate Cherry: Slippery Rock basketball

Name: Nate Cherry

High school: Altoona Area

Hometown: Altoona

Sport: Basketball

Position: Shooting guard/point guard

College choice: Slippery Rock

Other colleges considered: California, Pa., Penn State York, Lock Haven

Why I picked Slippery Rock: “Because the basketball program is amazing and everything about the school is exactly what I’m looking for.”

Greatest high school achievement: “Becoming close with my teammates and my 31-point game against a local rival.”

Coach Doug West’s quote: “I’m excited for Nate as he makes this next move in his basketball career. Nate has worked endlessly on his game, and I’m happy for him and his family and their decision. Coach (Ian) Grady is getting a driven young man who will work hard on and off the floor, and we wish him the best moving forward.”

How I got my start playing basketball: “I was born into a basketball family starting with my grandfather, Bill Adams, and have been in love with the game ever since.”

Favorite college growing up: Penn State

Other interests: Being outside, fishing, hanging out with family and friends

What getting to play in college means to me: “It’s a true honor to be able to play at the next level and also a way for me to move toward my future goals.”

Probable college major: Health and physical education (BSED): physical activity and fitness management

Parents: Amy Adams and Tim Cherry

Note: Altoona Area High School announced 10 other college signings on Wednesday. Those included: Olivia Hudson, California, Pa., basketball; Owen Kravetz, Chatham baseball; Adam Sinisi, La Roche baseball; Ian Yon, Penn Tech baseball; Christina Brunette, Robert Morris rowing; Alyson Schobel, Bloomsburg cross country; Kierra Moist, Penn State Altoona softball; Michael Folcarelli, Shippensburg track and field; Nate Simmers, Bloomsburg wrestling​; Kahrae Fortson, Thiel football