Belton: 'I Love That School'

You'd never know Kenny Belton is just 15 years old by talking to him. You'd also never know it by watching him play.

The Salem High (Va.) 6-7, 220-pound sophomore is dominating the competition this season, but you'll never hear him admit that.

The most important thing for Belton is that his team is off to a 6-0 start.

"I think we're surprising a lot of people," Belton said. "At the same time, we're trying to build our identity."

"[For] any kid who watches Carolina play, they're just a great team to watch."
"I've begun to improve each game," he added. "We were rusty the first game, but then I started to pick it up."

In his last game, Belton scored 28 points and pulled down 10 boards to take home the Holiday Hoopla title.

Belton, who moved from Washington D.C. prior to the eighth grade, would rather focus on his shortcomings than his strengths. He's working on his defense right now.

Belton admits that his favorite school is North Carolina, where he visited for Midnight Madness, and that his favorite players are Rashad McCants and Sean May.

"[For] any kid who watches Carolina play, they're just a great team to watch," he said. "When I was little, I always had dreams of going there. I love that school and I loved visiting down there and being in that atmosphere. It's a great place to be."

"I like the way Sean May plays," he added. "He's very aggressive, rebounds well and can score inside."

That's not all that different than a description of Belton's game.

North Carolina isn't the only school that's made early inroads. Virginia Tech, Virginia, Wake Forest, Clemson, Georgia Tech and N.C. State are also in the mix already.

"I didn't expect all of this so quickly, but I've been blessed to have this happen at such a young age," Belton said.


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