Cameron close to narrowing list

Four-star forward Reggie Cameron is very close to narrowing down his list of schools.

One of the top shooters all summer long was Jersey City (NJ) Hudson Catholic forward Reggie Cameron. Cameron gained four-star status on the back of his impressive play for the New Jersey Playaz during the EYBL, and now he is close to narrowing down his list of potential schools.

At 6-foot-7, Cameron has the ability to stretch the floor as a shooter as well as any player in the nation. He was absolutely on fire during the EYBL, and Cameron feels that was part of a big summer for him.

"I felt I had a real good summer," said Cameron. "Our team goal was to play well in the EYBL and make it to the Peach Jam, which we did. We lost the tie breaker in pool play, so we didn't get out, but we still had a good season. Individually I feel I had a great season."

He continued, "I think I showed people that I am one of the best shooters in the country. I also showed I can be consistent with it, and that I value winning."

Recruiting wise Cameron came out of the summer with offers from schools such as Indiana, Michigan, Virginia, Seton Hall, Georgetown, North Carolina State, Connecticut, Rutgers, Cincinnati, Iowa State, and many others.

Now Cameron is hoping to take another visit and then cut down his list to a manageable number of schools.

"I'm probably going to cut my list to about seven in about a week, maybe a little before that," said Cameron. "I am going to Georgetown for a visit on Wednesday, and then after that I will probably cut it down to seven. I have also already been to Seton Hall, North Carolina State, and Connecticut since the end of AAU season."

The visit to Georgetown is being set up not only because of the strong basketball tradition, but also because of what the school offers academically.

"They have a lot of history and I want to see that," said Cameron of his upcoming visit. "Georgetown basketball has a track record of winning a lot of games, and then is also one of the best academic schools in the country. You can probably put it up there with Ivy League schools, so getting a Georgetown education will make you set for life after basketball."

Right after the July period Cameron made the trip down to NC State to see the program, and he came away impressed with what he saw.

"I had a long talk with Coach (Mark) Gottfried about how I fit in with the system kind of how Scott Wood does right now," Cameron explained. "Also Coach (Rob) Moxley hosted me the entire trip showing me the campus, the dorms, and the arena. It was just a real nice place overall. All of the NC State fans love NC State, and it just seemed like a great place."

Close to home is Seton Hall. Given the location and the length of time the Pirates have been recruiting Cameron, it is no surprise that he has built a strong relationship with the coaching staff.

"It's always cool going to Seton Hall," said Cameron. "One of my teammates from high school, Fuquan Edwin, is there, so it is cool seeing him. Also the coaching staff is great. Coach (Shaheen) Holloway, I talk to him all the time, and I like the way Coach (Kevin) Willard runs his practices. There is definitely something about staying close to home so your family and friends can see you play."

For now Cameron remains in the process of narrowing down his list, and says all of the schools who do make the cut will offer him a chance to win as well as great academics.

"Those seven schools will all be places that I feel most comfortable with in terms of the school and the coaching staff," said Cameron. "Also they will all be places where I get a great education and win a lot of basketball games where I make the NCAA Tournament multiple times."

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