By: Matt Rothman
Westglades Middle School star basketball player Ke’Nya Clark was one of three players to compete alongside Elayna Garzon and Elisabeth Garzon in the Elite Middle School Showcase on Jan. 5.
These players got to play at Cardinal Gibbons High School in an All-Star Game. They also had a three-point shooting contest and received introductions before the start of the game.
Ke’Nya, the daughter of professional basketball player Earl Clark, won the Most Valuable Player.
“It was also rewarding to see my hard work pay off, especially since there was a lot of talent there that night. I still have a lot of work to do, but it feels nice to be recognized for where I am at right now.”
Ke’Nya is in eighth grade and played on the Westglades Middle School basketball team that made it to the final. She has only played basketball for three years but also competed on the Bad Girls Travel Basketball Team, with a goal of making it professional like her father.
“I want to be more than just a post-up player,” Ke’Nya said. “People assume because I am tall, I should be right under the basket, but I know I can do so much more.”
- Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism and then graduated from the University of Florida as a graduate student.
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