The 6-foot-7 junior scored 30 points in the championship game to lead Scranton Prep past Dunmore, 70-46, for the school’s record fifth straight title.
Other sport you play? Football
Teams you follow? Cleveland Cavaliers, North Carolina, and for football, Indianapolis Colts and Notre Dame.
Who do you want to see the Colts draft with their No. 1 pick? I’d like to see Saquon Barkley. That would be nice.
Superstitions or rituals on game day? Just that I drink a green Gatorade every game.
Most famous athlete you’ve met. Roger Clemens.
Three people you’d like to have dinner with. Michael Jordan, Gerry McNamara and Bill Belichick.
Why Belichick? He’s an interesting guy. He doesn’t say much in public, but I think he’d have a lot to say at the dinner table.
No one has won five titles in a row before your team. The whole team, it was a crazy thing to accomplish. To be the first program to do it, it means a lot for us and I know it means a lot for the guys who played before us.
Who’s been the most influential person on your athletic career? I would say my dad. From an early age he taught me how to do things right, taught me how to shoot and everything.
What’s the best lesson you’ve ever learned through sports? My best lesson would be my attitude during the games. When I was younger, I would miss a shot and have a temper tantrum or something. Then I was taught to forget about it and move on to the next play and I’ve been living that way for a while.
What’s the biggest improvement you’ve seen in any other player on the team from last year to this year? I would have to say Brian Boland, the point guard on our team. He didn’t really get that much experience before running the whole offense. For him to step into this position, it took a lot of hard work over the summer. I think he’s ready for it.
One athlete on another team you wish could be a teammate? George Tinsley (from Abington Heights). From playing AAU with him, if I had him on my high school team it would make everything a lot easier.
Coming off such a successful season as quarterback of the football team, has the question arisen as to which sport it will be in college? In college, I’d have to say basketball, but at this point I can’t even tell. I’m just going with the flow of it.
Is basketball coach (Andrew) Kettel a little nervous during football season? He kept texting me before every game, ‘please don’t get hurt.’
After high school, other than athletics, what are your plans? I’m thinking business. Not quite sure what part of it, but maybe accounting or something of that sort.