Athletes of the Week: 1.4.13
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Josh Wise, Washington
Last week: Wise scored 26 points against Indiana and then a season-high 33 against Elizabeth Forward.
Check this out: Wise, a senior guard, is one of the top scorers in the WPIAL, averaging 22.7 points per game. Wise has helped Washington to a 7-1 record (2-0 in Class AA Section 4). He averaged 20.2 points as a junior. Wise is a three-sport standout. This fall, Wise, a quarterback, helped lead Washington to the WPIAL Class AA football championship game. In the WPIAL Class AA track championships last spring, he won the high jump and was part of Washington's 1,600-meter relay team, which also placed first. Wise is receiving Division I interest in all three sports.
• Best gift you got for Christmas? I got a signed Terrelle Pryor jersey from my aunt.
• You're a big fan, I take it? Yeah. I've been a big Terrelle fan since I was in seventh grade.
• Did you make a New Year's resolution? I don't know if this is one, but I just want to be more of a team player. I want to do more than just scoring and be a better all-around player.
• Biggest difference between this year's team and last year's team? Maturity. Last year we had a few people who were starting for the first time. We had a lot of people not used to the pressure. What we're doing now carried over from football. What we did then really helped us.
• Best nickname on the team? Anthony Bombaro. We call him A-Bomb. If he gets the ball, he's shooting it.
• Best player in the WPIAL? I would have to go with (Montour's) Devin Wilson.
• If you could play any team in the WPIAL, who would it be and why? Monessen or Trinity. They're our two big rivals, but we don't play either of them.
• Favorite sport? Basketball, for sure.
• Which sport has the toughest practices? Probably track. Track is rough.
Shelby Lindsay, South Park
Last week: Lindsay helped South Park win two of three games in the KSA Holiday Tournament at Orlando, Fla. She scored 18 points in a 76-54 win against District 11 Tri-Valley, the defending District 11 champion and a PIAA Class A semifinalist last season.
Check this out: Lindsay is a 5-foot-11 senior guard and a four-year starter for the Eagles. She helped her team to a 3-0 start in section play with wins against South Fayette, Keystone Oaks and Quaker Valley in a span of seven days. Lindsay scored 13, 14 and 15 points in the wins.
• How was the team's trip to Orlando? It was so much fun, the competition was really good. It was good for us to play competition like that.
• Do you watch South Park? No, I haven't watched it but I get that question a lot, maybe I should start watching it. People from out of state all the time ask if I can get them a South Park shirt.
• Facebook or Twitter? I don't have a smartphone so I can't see other peoples tweets unless I'm at a computer so I'll say Facebook.
• Best Christmas present? I got new shoes, not heels or anything like that, new Nike tennis shoes.
• Any New Year's resolutions? No, I feel like if you want to change something about yourself, you don't have to wait until New Years.
• People might be surprised to know ... I have a pet donkey, he is named Jack and we also have a miniature horse, his name is Smokey. They just hang out in the field, eat and walk around, they have an easy life.
• I love Nelly but I listen to a little bit of everything.
• The player who has given our team the most trouble is Shatori Walker-Kimbrough. Hopewell is our biggest rival, she is definitely the player our team needs to be ready for.
First Published January 4, 2013 12:00 am