Track & Field, Wheelchair Basketball
How did you feel after you competed for the first time? At the (2013 UCO) Endeavor Games, I felt accomplished. I knew it was just the beginning and not the end.
Why do you want to compete? I love seeing what I can do … it’s exciting, thrilling!
Who inspires you? Three of my inspirations are:
Blake Leeper (a Track & Field competitor and bilateral below-the-knee amputee) has taught me so much about form, that he can get into the Olympics and how hard he tries (to meet goals)!
Nick Ekbatani because of his confidence, he’s so strong!
Pau Gasol because of how much love he has shown me, and how he handles criticism and his sportsmanship.
Favorite sport to play? Basketball and Track & Field … When I play basketball I feel at home, and don’t feel different. Track & Field because what person doesn’t like to run and throw stuff? [Editor’s note: Ezra is also an active player in Football, Soccer, Skateboarding, Swimming, Baseball and Golf.]
Favorite sport to watch? Basketball: I like to learn new moves. Football: It’s fun watching people tackle each other.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? I’ll be 15, playing High School Basketball and hopefully every event at the Angel City Games (that year).
Where do you see yourself 10 years? At 20, playing College Basketball for UCLA … that’s what I hope. Also being a Paralympian and an Olympian in Track & Field.