JV Profile: Jack Gillespie

From throwing a football to shooting a basketball; the transition may be tough.

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Kat Zamudio

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Sophomore Jack Gillespie prepares to shoot a free throw in a basketball practice earlier this week.

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Sophomore Jack Gillespie prepares to shoot a free throw in a basketball practice earlier this week.

Sophomore Jack Gillespie is on his way to transitioning from a corner/outside linebacker in football to a power-forward in basketball. He is pushing himself to improve and is preparing for one of the longest sports seasons this upcoming winter. He is determined to make his mark. Although Gillespie was a part of the successful 10-1 football season, where the Antioch football team were the conference champions, he may be a little rough on the court.


“I was and still am so grateful to have been a part of such a hard working and dedicated team. The transition from football to basketball is a little difficult because I haven’t picked up a basketball for a good few months,” Gillespie said.


Being in football shape can be very different from being in basketball shape but that will not slow Gillespie down.


“He’s a great player who worked hard,” sophomore Shiraz Kahn said about Gillespie.

Gillespie is a three sport athlete; he first plays football, then basketball in the winter, and finally baseball in the spring. Gillespie cannot wait to take on the next couple of obstacles coming his way. Gillespie hopes to win conference next year for football, and win a regional in basketball. Each transition from one sport to the other will be challenging but that doesn’t stop Gillespie nor does it impact his work ethic. He has goals and he is determined to meet them. Watch Gillespie strive this upcoming season playing basketball starting this November.

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