Athlete of the Week: Joe Padula


Tierra Mahute

Padula making 1 of his many buckets.

Last Friday the Blue Devils took on the Tyrone Eagles.

The Devils came out with a victory over the Eagles, 73-62.

Junior Joe Padula accumulated 21 of the points that night.

For his efforts Padula is the athlete of the week.

The Blue Devils next game is Juniata Valley on Thursday 7:30.


BluePrint: How did you get involved with basketball?

Padula: I had a toy basketball hoop and I always liked to shoot around.


BluePrint: What position do you play?

Padula: I am a guard.


BluePrint: What’s your favorite thing about the sport?

Padula: My favorite thing is that I get to play with the team I do.


BluePrint: How do you plan to improve from last season as an individual? As a team?

Padula: I think I need to keep working hard and the team as well.


BluePrint: How do you predict your season will go?

Padula: I think our season will go well as long as we keep working hard.


BluePrint: Are you interesting in playing basketball in college?

Padula: Yes I’d like to play basketball or baseball in college.


BluePrint: What aspect of your game did you work on most in the off-season?

Padula: I worked a lot on my shooting.


BluePrint: What is the chemistry like on the team this year?

Padula: It’s good. Were all like brothers and everyone gets along really well.