Anton Ffiske finds other ways to help his team

Anton Ffiske is an eighth grader at Robert D. Campbell Jr. High and has been playing basketball since he was five years old.

However, basketball is not the only sport that Ffiske has played.

“I play all the sports,” he said. “Soccer, cricket and football although I wasn’t very good at it.”

Ffiske only plays soccer and swims.

“I enjoy basketball,” he said. “I want to be a good water boy to this team and help them out any way I can.”

Ffiske said he is confident in his free throws.

“Free throws is really the only thing I am consistent out,” he said. “I’m good at handing out waters, too. I can’t do much else. I really enjoy being on the team, though.”

Ffiske admits a lot of skills still need improvement.

“I want to work on pretty much everything,” he said. “There are a lot of things I’m still not very good at. I am determined to get better.”

Ffiske said he is motivated every day by the people in his church.

“I look up to my youth pastor,” he said. “My friends and my youth pastor are always there for me and have always been there for me.”

Ffiske wants to continue playing basketball when he enters high school next year.

Out of all the sports Ffiske plays, he said he would choose to play soccer over the others.

“I would pick soccer easily,” he said. “I started playing when I was really young. My dad taught me all the skills. I just feel like I am best at it.”

Ffiske would pick no. 21 if he had the choice.

“My brother wore that number,” he said. “It is not because of the nine plus ten joke either. It was way before that.”