The area has seen a handful of athletes succeed in basketball at the next level so far this season.
Here is a look at some players across the Tri-County Area on the hardwood at the college level:
RJ Laugand, Clarion - Out of 26 games so far this season, the Clarion-Limestone graduate has appeared in 24 of them, including getting 11 starts on the season.
Laugand, now a junior with the Eagles, has 132 points on the season, with his high coming back on Nov. 15 with 13 points against Penn State Greater Allegheny.
Laugand also has averaged nearly two rebounds and 26 minutes per game.
Clarion is 3-23 on the season and ends the regular season with games at Gannon and California University this week.
Cameron Grumley, Clarion - The Johnsonburg alum has started every game this season for the Golden Eagles and leads the team in many categories this season.
Grumley, now a senior, has averaged 17.4 points per game, 5.7 rebounds per game, and leads the team in assists (76) and steals (36). He had a 30-point game on Jan. 8 at Mercyhurst.
Clarion is 3-23 on the season.
Cory Huff, Grove City - Like Grumley, Huff has proved to be a force for his team a little bit down the road on Interstate 80 in the Division III ranks.
The Elk County Catholic product is averaging 13.6 points per game and eight rebounds per game, both team-highs for the Wolverines. Huff has logged the second most minutes on the team and has started all 25 of Grove City’s games.
Grove City (16-9) opens the Presidents Athletic Conference Tournament this evening at Westminster.
Sam Heeter, Waynesburg - The Redbank Valley graduate has appeared in 20 of the Yellow Jackets’ 25 contests this season.
The sophomore is averaging eight minutes per game and 2.9 points per game. He had his biggest game of the year on a 17-point performance against Bethany on Jan. 20.
Heeter and Waynesburg open the PAC Tournament this evening at Bethany.
Jacob Perrin, Penn State DuBois - The Brockway graduate did start at the end of the season after coming off the bench to start the season.
PSU DuBois ended the season at 10-15.
Caleb Strouse, Penn State DuBois - The Clearfield graduate saw limited action on the season for a team that started well, but couldn’t get themselves going in conference play.
Penn State DuBois ended the year at 10-15.
Trey Rauckhorst, Penn State DuBois - The Curwensville alumnus was a main component for the Lions off the bench this season, for a team that averaged 75.4 points per game.
PSU DuBois was 10-15 this season.
Andrew Serafini, Penn State DuBois - Another Brockway graduate on the PSU DuBois mens team, Serafini didn’t see his first action of the season until Dec. 18.
Serafini appeared in seven games on the season as the Lions went 10-15 overall and 7-9 in the PSUAC.
Nate DaCanal, Juniata - The Elk County Catholic grad has appeared in of 25 games this season as a freshman.
DaCanal has 1.6 points per game and had six points in a Nov. 26 win over Alvernia.
Juniata, which is 21-4 on the season, will play in the Landmark Conference semifinals on Wednesday evening. The Eagles will host Catholic in the game.
Brooke Hinderliter, Slippery Rock - The sophomore from Redbank Valley has started every game on the season for The Rock.
Hinderliter has 14.2 points per game for the season. She put together a career high of 29 points back in November in a game at West Liberty.
Slippery Rock ends the regular season on Saturday at Gannon before the PSAC Tournament begins next week.
Laura Fatula, Penn State DuBois - The freshman from DuBois High School, staying in town to play her college ball, was a key player off the bench for the Lady Lions this season.
PSU DuBois, which went 7-7 in PSUAC play, finished the season with a 15-9 overall record.