By: Jade Jordan
Jade: How long have you been playing basketball?
Mya Hamilton: Since about 5 I think
Jade: What inspired you to play basketball?
Mya Hamilton: I just tried out a lot of sports and my dad was coaching basketball and I really liked it
Jade: Who was the athlete in the family your mom or dad?
Mya Hamilton: My dad
Jade: Where do you want the game of basketball to take you? High School All American, McDonalds All American
Mya Hamilton: I would love to be in the McDonalds All American and play in the Jordan Classic Game but I would really love to play D1 and next year I want to make a big impact on my high school team and AAU team
Jade: What would you like to do after college?
Mya Hamilton: I would love to play basketball professionally but if that doesn’t happen, I’d probably major and finance and see where that takes me.
Jade: Do you have a dream college?
Mya Hamilton: Yes, I would really love to go to UConn because I have been sold on them for a long time.
Jade: Who is your favorite basketball player?
Mya Hamilton: My favorite player is Breanna Stewart. One time I was going to her game and I met her on the street so that was pretty cool. I started liking Breanna Stewart because I use to like Mya Moore but then she retired or went away from the game, so I started watching Breanna and realized I liked her game.
Jade: What type of music do you like?
Mya Hamilton: Any type I don’t really have a preference
Jade: Since this month is Black History Month, who in the Black community has been your biggest influence?
Mya Hamilton: My AAU Coaches Kelly Peek and Amber Gray they’ve helped me with a lot.
Jade: Is there additional information you would like to share?
Mya Hamilton: My Middle School Basketball Team “Fairfield” just finished our 5th consecutive undefeated regular season-ending 69-0 and I set our Junior High scoring record this year with 42points in a game.