Manny Acosta

Canyon Crest basketball ace ready to conquer Colorado

Canyon Crest basketball ace ready to conquer Colorado

Aaron Acosta didn’t know it at the time, but when he was in second grade his father introduced him to the sport that would later alter the trajectory of his life. “My dad first got me interested in basketball and I started playing recreational ball,” explains Acosta from his home in the Carmel Valley. “I didn’t really take it seriously until the ninth grade and I didn’t think about playing college basketball until after my sophomore year.”

Since those early days playing rec ball, Acosta has grown into a stand-out player on Canyon Crest Academy’s top-ranked varsity basketball team so quickly it’s a feat even Acosta can’t wrap his mind around. “I went from playing on the freshman...

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