Throughout the 2018-19 high school sports season, we will name a weekly Sentinel Athlete of the Week every week highlighting the on-field performances of some of the area’s best high school competitors.
This week’s athlete is Trinity boys basketball player Patrick Walker.
The senior contributed 12 points and five rebounds in the PIAA Class 3A title game on Wednesday against Lincoln Park, where the Shamrocks fell in a thriller 73-72.
Walker’s career at Trinity ends with 360 points, averaging 12 points per game, while going 70.37 from the free throw line.
Q: Going into the final game at the Giant Center, what was the atmosphere like for the team before the game?
A: The atmosphere was exciting and we were all very pumped up and ready to play.
Q: Watching Chance Westry almost make that 3 at the buzzer, what was your reaction?
A: I was surprised he got the tip and it came to him for the shot. I had my fingers crossed, but it didn’t go how we hoped.
Q: How do you feel about the future of the team?
A: I think the team has big things coming and will be a top team in the league just like we were this year.
Q: Your dad played for Trinity years ago. Do you believe you can beat your dad one-on-one or have you already done that?
A: Yes, my dad cannot guard me and I have done it many times [laughs].
Q: Is there a story he has told you about his playing days that is your favorite?
A: He has told me a lot of stories, so I don’t think I could pick one as my favorite.
Q: What are your plans now since basketball season has ended?
A: The season is over, so I’m just gonna chill out and let my body recover for a week or two then get back on the grind.
Q: Do you have any hobbies outside of basketball?
A: I actually don’t have that many hobbies besides basketball, but I like to watch Netflix and play Xbox.
Q: If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?
A: I would like to be an astronaut.
Q: Who inspires you the most in life?
A: My coaches, my teammates and my family are the ones who inspire me the most.