Dacula Elementary student Keaton Anthony helped lead his 9/10-year-old Mill Creek Athletic Association (MCAA) boys' basketball team to a league championship.
“In the end of season championship game for Mill Creek, where we won with a score 42-34, Keaton had 24 points,” coach and father Mike Anthony said proudly. “He had a really good game.”
Keaton is an all around good basketball player that gives his best and scores big on the court. But what sets Keaton apart is that he is a great leader that remembers to help his teammates as well.
“He works very hard on defense and rebounding and he can score lots of point if the team needs him to, but he also is very unselfish," Anthony said. He tries to get the other kids on the team in the position to score. He just does a good job as a leader, trying to make sure everyone is in the right spot to do well.”
Keaton’s unselfish nature goes beyond the court as well.
“He is a very nice kid that does not get in trouble,” his father said. “He tries to help others at school, and is just a genuinely nice kid.”
Last year Keaton was the state champion for the Elks Hoop Shoot program. This year he participated at the state championship, and finished second for his age group.
Dacula Patch Athlete of the Week: Keaton Anthony
Team: Mill Creek Athletic Association 9-10 Boys' Winter Basketball League
Coach: Mike Anthony
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