Athlete of the Week: Jarrett Taneyhill

Junior Jarrett Taneyhill was the tie breaker for the District 6 AA quarter finals against Richland.

With five seconds left Nathan Davis passed the ball to Taneyhill, and he successfully got the basket. Bringing the score up to 70-68 leading the Blue Devils into the semi-finals tonight against rivals Tyrone.

Taneyhill averages 9 points, 1 assist, 8 rebounds, 1 steal, and 5 blocks per game.

Jarrett is the BluePrints athlete of the week.

The semi-final game will be held in Hollidaysburg at 7:00 pm be there to cheer on your Blue Devils.



BluePrint: How did you get involved with basketball?

Taneyhill: Playing in my driveway with my dad and brother.


BluePrint: What position do you play?

Taneyhill: Center.


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

Taneyhill: My favorite thing about the sport is that everyone on a team has a role and if everyone does their role a team will be successful.


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

Taneyhill: As an individual I have tried to improve my offensive game and try to make our offense as a whole harder to stop. As a team I think that we do not panic in a tough situations. We have played enough games to realize that just because the other teams makes a run doesn’t mean the game is over.


BluePrint: What’s your best achievement so far this year?

Taneyhill: The best achievement so far would be winning the ICC championship.


BluePrint: What was the main cause of your win over the weekend?

Taneyhill: I think the main cause of us winning is that throughout the whole game we all stuck together. Since we get along so well we naturally all work well together and always believe we can win no matter what the score is.


BluePrint: How do you predict the game Tuesday will go against Tyrone?

Taneyhill: Tuesday will be a very high energy game. We need to stay composed and play our game. If we do that, I believe that we can get a win.