For anybody who has ever had the privilege to meet East Palestine’s Abel Figley, you know his personality is contagious. A big frame of a young man who is built like a tank yet seems to be always joyful and smiling. His joy for his friends, teammates, and community is immediately noticeable from the jump. He quickly became one of the fan favorite’s in East Palestine with his hand-shake rituals and sniper-like shooting ability from beyond the arc. Case in point: Figley drained 7 three-pointers in a game against Southern Local en route to 23 points, and a nod for the YSN-Baird Brothers Big Dogs of the Valley Nomination in Week 12.
However, the glory doesn’t always come easy for Abel, as his hard work and determination alongside his work-ethic have cleared a path for playing time alongside his teammates. What’s more encouraging is the role model he is to the underclassmen and younger generations of Bulldogs. If you’re at an EP event, you don’t have to look very far to find Abel. He’s the guy in the front row cheering the loudest for his school, surrounded by his friends following his lead.
YSN’s Tim Figley caught up for a little family reunion and has this week’s East Palestine Bulldogs Player Profile: THE MOST LIKE-ABEL GUY IN THE ROOM.