Keaton Gray confident in becoming an offensive threat

Published 6:45 pm Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Seventh-grader Keaton Gray was a baseball player until he quit to put all his effort into basketball.

He has been playing sports since he was six years old.

“I had more fun with basketball,” he said. “Whenever I was given the option to quit baseball it was really easy to do.”

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Gray said he is motivated by the people around him.

“My friends and my parents inspire me,” he said. “I feel like if you’re on the team, then they like you more because we’re always together. My parents want me to set goals and achieve. I like to make them proud so I always try to do that.”

Gray said he is confident in his ability to handle the ball.

“My dribbling and driving are my strengths,” he said. “Offensively, my strengths are everything except shooting. I’m a decent shooter, but I handle it better. My shooting is definitely something I am going to be working hard on.”

Gray wears no. 25, but said he would have preferred no. 11 because of his favorite player.

“Kyrie Irving is my favorite player,” he said. “I didn’t get to choose my number or else I would’ve picked 11. Hopefully I’ll get lucky next year.”

Gray’s musical taste is rap to get him pumped up.

“I like to listen to Travis Scott,” he said. “21 Savage and YNW Melly are up there too. Their music stands out the most to me and those are the artists I listen to the most.”