COBB COUNTY, GA — Recently, Born to Compete had the opportunity to interview a rising youth basketball star. Myles Belyeu is a 13 year old phenom who helped lead the 7th grade Campbell Spartans basketball team to a Cobb County Junior Basketball Conference championship. We had the pleasure of seeing Myles jump out of the gym this season.
Myles is 5’11 and weighs 156lbs…yeah he is a pretty big kid! A small forward/shooting guard with a wide wing span, big hands, and great handles. During rec season, he plays for the Junior Eagles, and soars to new heights for Georgia United during AAU season. Myles and his parents were excited about the interview.
B2C: How and When did you start to play basketball?
Myles: I began playing basketball when I was three(3) years old. I played on a small basketball hoop that was in the house. As I got older, I began to take it more seriously.
B2C: How does it feel to be a top rated player?
Myles: It feels good. It makes me want more.
B2C: What sets your game apart from your competition?
Myles: My work ethic sets me apart. I practice all of the time, early mornings and late nights included.
B2C: Describe your strengths, and things that you would like to do to improve your game:
Myles: I have good handles and I love to practice dribbling all of the time, whether I am sitting down or standing up. I am trying to get my ups better, so I can start dunking.
B2C: What motivates you?
Myles: What motivates me is my goal to make it to the NBA. My favorite player of all time is Lebron James. I respect Lebron’s leadership ability and I try to apply that to my game.
B2C: Any pre game rituals?
Myles: Besides listening to music, I have a special hand shake with my dad. My dad has played a huge role in developing my basketball skills. He played college basketball for Miami(OH) as a point guard.
B2C: What other sports do you play?
Myles: I used to play football. I pretty much played every position except for quarterback.
B2C: What is your favorite sneaker?
Myles: Any type of Nike Air Max’s
B2C: I know that you attend Campbell Middle School, what is your favorite subject?
B2C: What are your future goals?
Myles: One of my main goals is to play in the NBA. I just want to be successful in whatever I put my mind to.