Sports Spotlight: Austin Gabbert

Age: 16, Moffat County High School junior

Sport: Basketball

How did you get your start in your sport?

“I started back in fifth grade. One of my buddies talked me into it, and I just fell in love with it.”

What is it you enjoy about your sport?

“I just like playing with my friends, the teamwork, just getting out there.”

What kind of strengths do you bring to the team?

“I’m a perimeter shooter.”

What do you think you need to improve on?

“Ball-handling, for sure, dribbling and court vision.”

What is another sport you’d like to play other than your current one?

“I don’t think I’d ever play anything except basketball.”

What is one thing about your team that an outsider wouldn’t know?

“Our sense of humor. We’re always making jokes.”

Favorites:

Food: Steak

TV show: “Nitro Circus”

Movie: “Grown Ups”

Superhero: Superman

Professional athlete: “Trey Canard, he’s a motocross racer.”

Leisure activity: Ride dirt bikes

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