Male Spotlight Athlete of the Week Alex Reba

Jan. 8—Name: Alex Reba

School: Blacklick Valley

Age: 18

Grade: 12

Sports: Basketball, baseball and football

Parents: Chris and Pam Reba, of Nanty Glo

Athletic achievements: In basketball, breaking the program's single-game record for most 3-pointers made in a game (nine) and 2022-23 all-WestPAC selection; in baseball, 2023 all-WestPAC pick; in football, 2023 Heritage Conference champions with the United Valley team.

Coach's quote: "Alex is an extremely talented athlete who is very coachable. He is very composed and is a pleasure to coach." — Blacklick Valley boys basketball and baseball coach Garry Wurm

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: "The Sandlot"

Favorite video game: "Call of Duty"

Favorite food: Shrimp alfredo

Favorite teacher (subject taught): Mr. Zamboni (physical education)

Favorite song: "Freestyle" by Lil Baby

Favorite app on your phone: TikTok

Outside interests: Fishing and baseball

If you were an animal, what animal would you be and why?: I would be a bald eagle so I could fly

Favorite athletic team: Pittsburgh Pirates

Athlete most admired: Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry

Most influential people on my athletic career: My parents

Most impressive athlete that you have competed against: Conemaugh Valley junior Jeremy Dietz

Proudest athletic achievement: Breaking Blacklick Valley's single-game program record for 3-pointers made in a February 2023 game

How I got my start: When my dad signed me up for tee-ball and then I fell in love with all types of sports

Attend Mount Aloysius to study sports management and play college baseball — Jake Oswalt