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High School Athlete of the Week - Aric Knopik

Aric Knopik, a junior on the Dickinson Trinity boys basketball team, helped the Titans to a second place finish in the Region 7 tournament on March 8-10. The 6-foot-4 guard averaged a double-double over the three games with 17 points and 10.7 reb...

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Aric Knopik, a junior on the Dickinson Trinity boys basketball team, helped the Titans to a second place finish in the Region 7 tournament on March 8-10. The 6-foot-4 guard averaged a double-double over the three games with 17 points and 10.7 rebounds per game.

He led the team in rebounds in every matchup, and led in points in the quarterfinal and semifinal games. Knopik also contributed six steals over the weekend.

DP: How long have you been playing basketball and what is your favorite part about the sport?

AK: "I've been playing basketball probably ever since I was five or six. My sister taught me when I was really young. Favorite part is probably rebounding."

DP: What is your biggest accomplishment this season?

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AK: "Biggest accomplishment, I guess, is making it to second place at regionals. I mean, we struggled a lot through the year but we really battled back and I like where we ended up. I wish we could have gone farther."

DP: Are you involved with any other activities at school?

AK: "I'm involved with prom committee and then track and football."

DP: What is your favorite movie?

AK: "Might have to be Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire."

DP: What's the latest show you binged on Netflix?

AK: "The Ranch."

DP: If you could have one food for the rest of your life what would it be?

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AK: "Definitely, pizza."

DP: If you had one superpower what would it be?

AK: "Invisibility."

DP: Do you have a celebrity crush?

AK: "Not really. If anything, Ariana Grande."

DP: What is your biggest inspiration to succeed?

AK: "My biggest inspiration is definitely my parents. They support me through everything."

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