Archbishop Carroll guard John Rigsby is Main Line Boys Athlete of the Week

John Rigsby

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By Bruce Adams

The senior guard and tri-captain is averaging 13.6 ppg and 4.9 rpg for the Patriots, who won their first seven games of the season, and leads the team in charges taken. In Carroll’s recent big win against Malvern Prep, he tallied 27 points and pulled down eight rebounds. One of seven siblings, he wears No. 14, as did his father, Whitey Rigsby, during his playing days as a guard at Villanova in the late 1970s.

Q: You scored 27 points and pulled down eight rebounds in the Patriots’ win against Malvern Prep Dec. 23. What is your most vivid memory of that game – can you share it with us?

A: This game was really cool for me, being from Malvern, and being friends with most players on the other team. The coolest part of it for me was having one of my best friends, Murphy Rogers,  on the  opposing coaching staff. His dad Joe Rogers played with my dad at Villanova and he and I have been very close our whole lives.

Q: You come from a basketball family. Your father, Whitey Rigsby, was a guard for the good Villanova squads of the mid-to-late 1970s, the dawning of the Rollie Massimino era. Who have been your biggest basketball mentors, and what was the important thing each of them taught you?

A: My Dad has been my biggest mentor from the time I was born, he’s taught me everything I know about the game. Two other significant basketball mentors I’ve had in my life are two of my current coaches, Coach Paul [Romanczuk], and Coach Fran Lynam. Coach Lynam coached me through grade school and now coaches at Carroll now. All three have had huge impacts on me.

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