Players of the Season: Pembroke Academy junior guard Pat Welch
Patrick Welch of Pembroke Academy basketball team. JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff
The junior guard averaged 22 points per game to lead the Spartans to a 22-0 record and the Division II championship, the sixth in PA history but the first since 1991.
Q: Winning a state championship is _____
A: the best feeling in the world.
Q: Other than winning the title, what was the most memorable moment of your season?
A: Scoring 1,000 points
Q: Who was the unsung hero of your team?
A: Dominic Timbas, because of his great rebounding all year
Q: Who was the best defensive player you faced?
A: Jourdain Bell (from Bishop Brady)
Q: What are your two favorite high school gyms to play in?
A: PA and Portsmouth
Q: (About) How many days a year do you shoot?
A: I play basketball every day and if there is a hoop near me I will be shooting on it.
Q: Do you have any basketball superstitions?
A: I have to wear my socks a certain way.
Q: What offensive move do you wish had/could do better?
A: Left hand to right hand crossover
Q: Who would win 1-on-1, you or Coach Alosa?
Q: Who’s your favorite NBA player?
A: Kevin Durant
Q: If you could go to any sporting event, what would it be?
A: A n NBA game and it would be Oklahoma City vs. the Miami Heat.
Q: What’s another sport you’d like to be good at?
Q: If you could drop one class, but had to replace it with another, would you and what would they be?
A: I wouldn’t; I like all my classes.
Q: What do you do on a typical weekend night?
A: H ang out with friends and play basketball
Q: What’s your most played song right now?
A: I don’t have one in particular.
Q: What’s your favorite website?
Q: Favorite thing to search for on You Tube?
A: Ball is Life videos (which is basketball videos)
Q: What’s your favorite place to eat and what do you get there?
A: Dom Timbas’s house and his mom’s shepherds pie is my favorite.
Q: If someone was going to make a movie of the PA season, who would you want to play you?
A: I don’t know who I would want to play me.
Q: Who would play Coach?
A: Robert Downey Jr.
Q: If you could be any animal, what would you be?
Q: If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be and what would you do?
A: It would be Kevin Durant and I would want to play in an NBA game.
Q: If you won $25 million in the lottery, what would you do with the money?
A: I would have an indoor basketball gym made with a kitchen in it, also with a bed, so I could play basketball whenever I want.