D9Sports.com and EYT Media are doing a series of player profiles on returning high-school athletes this summer. The year in school listed by the athlete is the year the athlete is entering this fall.
Howie Stuckey III – Sophomore – Port Allegany
Son of: Jeff and Jill Stuckey (Dad is the boys’ basketball coach at Port Allegany)
Sports Played: Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Track & Field
2016-17 Highlights: Stuckey burst onto the scene in 2016-17 becoming an instant star in multiple sports for Port Allegany. He helped the Gators to their first-ever District 9 soccer title by scoring seven goals and tallying 14 points, the fourth-leading goal scorer and sixth-leading scorer on the team. Moving into basketball season, Stuckey was one of the top freshmen in District 9 and finished second on his team averaging 14.5 points per game, which was also the 19th-best mark in District 9 and the top freshman-scoring mark. In baseball, Howie was one of the top pitchers and hitters for a young Gators squad.
Post-High School Goals: I would like to go to college and play baseball. What I would like to go to college and study for is undetermined at this point.
Q&A With Howie Stuckey
D9Sports: What is your favorite sport to participate in?
D9: What is your favorite memory, moment, game from playing high school sports?
HS: Winning the district title for the first time in school history with the soccer team.
D9: Why do you play high school sports?
HS: I play high school sports because I fell in love with them at a young age and have always been around them.
D9: Is there a high school player on your team or another team that you enjoy watching play? If so, why?
HS: No answer
D9: When not playing sports I would rather (pick one) – Go to work, play video games, shop, hang out with friends, play pickup sports, go the movies
HS: Hang out with friends
D9: If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
HS: If I could go anywhere in the world it would be to Greece because of the beautiful views and it would be a great experience.
D9: Who has had the most influence on you as a person?
HS: My brother, Camrin, I have always looked up to him, he is my hero, and I have always wanted to be like him.
D9: What do you like most about growing up in your hometown?
HS: The people, they are so nice and personable.
D9: What do you wish you could change about growing up in your hometown?
HS: Nothing at all.
D9: What question do you wish I would have asked you? And what is the answer to it?
HS: I wish you would have asked about my academics. I take pride in my grades and I strive to be at the top of my class.
D9: Do you or have you had any siblings or other immediate relatives who have played high school sports?
HS: Yes, my entire family played high school sports.