HERMITAGE, Pa. (WYTV) – High school basketball is heating up, and once again, the Kennedy Catholic boys will be a force to be reckoned with.
Senior Drew Magestro leads that charge, as one of the best shooters in the area. Plus, his grades in the classroom are also right on the mark, making Drew a perfect fit for our Student Athlete of the Week.
“Right when I was young, my dad put the ball in my hands so I’ve been playing travel basketball since second grade,” said Magestro. “I’d always play up with the other kids. I just fell in love with it.”
On the court, Drew goes by the nickname, “Shooter,” and for good reason. He knocked down over 80 three pointers last season alone.
“When I get the ball, I feel like I’m open…I gotta shoot it with confidence,” he said.
Drew led his team with 16 points per game last year, helping the Eagles capture a Class A State Championship in Hershey.
“I wouldn’t even say the State Championship was the best part, the journey was the best part,” he said. “Getting close to my teammates…we were all so close. We all hung out, went to football games together so to win it with those group of guys was like the best part of it.”
Drew is a senior captain on this year’s team. He’s also a leader at school, ranking Number 1 in his senior class with a 4.0 GPA.
“To set yourself a part, you gotta work harder than the next guy,” said Magestro. “I know if I’m not working in the gym, I know someone else is and same with the classroom. If you’re not working on your education than someone else is getting better than you so I need to work harder than the next guy.”
That work ethic has already paid off for Drew in a BIG way. Just last week, he signed a full ride scholarship to play basketball at Pitt Johnstown.
“It’s great because basketball gives you an opportunity to get a free education. That’s number one for sure.”