Sports Spotlight - West Orange Times & Observer: Ant Washington

CFCA’s Ant Washington had a strong summer of travel basketball and is adding football to his plate this fall.

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Anterrius “Ant” Washington had quite a first season with the CFCA boys basketball team in 2017-18. He helped the Eagles reach the FHSAA Class 2A Final Four and scored a team-high 13 points in the state semifinal game. A senior this fall, Washington has also joined the CFCA football team, and he is coming off of a strong summer of travel basketball with Team M.O.A.M.


Why did you decide to come to CFCA last summer?

I felt like this was a place I wanted to be, because I’d have better chances to be recruited, and it’s a better school, education-wise.


How did you think your first season at CFCA went?

I enjoyed last season very well. I think it was a success, because we went to state, and we came close.


Which game was the most memorable from last season?

(The regional championship against) Florida Prep. We had to beat them to advance to Lakeland.


Why did you decide to play football for your senior year?

I wanted to add football, because I wanted to get (scholarship) offers in football and basketball. It’s been fun. I’m very excited for my first season.


Which NBA team is your favorite?

Golden State, of course. Kevin Durant is my favorite player. He’s long, he can get to the rim, and he has a nice touch from the three-point line.


What are you working to improve on?

I’d say shooting and getting to the hoop more. Shooting inside and outside.


What’s your favorite subject in school?

English — I love reading. 


Read anything good lately?

“Romeo and Juliet.” We read the book and watched the movie as a class. 


What has been your favorite place you have visited because of travel ball?

Atlantic City in New Jersey. They had this cool boardwalk where a lot of people from the city come out. They had the beach right behind it.


What is the last movie you saw that you enjoyed?

The last movie I saw was “Ant-Man and the Wasp.” I liked it because they call me “Ant-Man” here (at CFCA), kind of, because of my name — they call me “Ant-Man Washington.” He’s a good superhero, and I liked everything about the movie.


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