I am an artist and graphic designer by trade, so I apologize for getting any programming terminology incorrect.
So, after a month of learning JS and couple of weeks researching anything I can find on Phaser I got to this point:
Discus - hero test
Using a gamepad, specifically the dual analog you can walk around, target, and throw. Fhew, it was quite an adventure to get to this point. It doesn’t do anything else yet.