Matt Shorts is an energetic 8th grader who loves playing all sorts of sports. He especially loves to play basketball and currently starts on the 8th grade Greenfield basketball team as a shooting guard. Matt has been playing basketball ever since he was 6 years old. One of the reasons of why he likes playing basketball is because he enjoys being apart of a team. Despite Matt’s height disadvantage, he is still one of the best players on the court. According to Matt, his best skill in basketball is his ball handling skills and shooting accuracy/form. His nickname on the school team is Matty B. He loves the sport because his teammates are really funny and outgoing.
Outside of school, Matt plays on a club basketball team called,“Team Arizona”. He also is involved in many other extra curricular activities. For example, he is a member of Boy Scouts of America and participates in EVMCO (East Valley Millennial Choir). He also plays the cello in the school orchestra and he takes private piano lessons. His favorite thing to do in his free time is hanging out with his friends and family. Occasionally Matt plays Fortnite with his friends. Despite how busy he is, he always makes sure that his schoolwork is done and keeps his priorities straight.
Overall, Matt Shorts is a great kid who has excellent time management skills. He loves most sports; especially basketball, and just being active in general. He also enjoys watching football and basketball in person or with his family members at home.
By Tautua Pauga
Photo Credits: Tautua Pauga