By Derrick Smith
Growth is an important part of being an athlete. No matter what sport you are involved with, you have to be willing to put in the work and effort in order to see yourself get better and be able to make a bigger impact. Warren Gerboth says that he has put in the time and has seen his playing time on the court increase.
“During my entire freshman year, I played a total of about thirty minutes that entire season,” he recalled. “But I put in the work at practice and made sure to work on everything, including the little things and now I am starting as a sophomore and averaging about twenty-four minutes per game. It just goes to show what you can do with hard work and determination.”
Gerboth is a sophomore at Blackwell High School where he is a member of the basketball team.
“I have played basketball since I was in the third grade,” he said. “I did not play much junior varsity my freshman year because of eligibility and attendance, but since then I have been more focused on being a better player and a better student.”
Though he has had some people that have had an influence on his life over the years, Warren says that there are two people that have had the biggest impact.
“One of my biggest influences is my coach,” he said. “He is a great guy that has helped me become a better basketball player and a better person. The other person would be my government teacher, Mr. Meador. I enjoy his class and he makes learning fun.”
Over the span of his career, Gerboth has enjoyed making a lot of memories with his teammates, both on and off the court. But he says that out of all of those, there is one accomplishment that he is most proud of.
“I have enjoyed basketball a lot,” he said. “But I would have to say that being a varsity starter as a sophomore is a really big accomplishment that I am proud of.”