The Los Osos (Calif.) High guard, then getting ready for an important junior campaign where he was going to try and establish himself as one of the elite floor leaders on the west coast, didn't figure it was anything major on his trip to the hospital.
However, he was diagnosed with appendicitis and missed nearly the entire regular season. The rehab was rest – and more rest.
``I missed two months," said the 6-foot-3, 170-pound Eatmon. "But we made the playoffs and lost in the first game."
Eatmon scored 23 points in the loss and then had a solid showing in April.
``I think I was about 95 percent in April and thought I played really well," he said.
Eatmon is a good passer with who can also knock down the perimeter shot, but needs to become more consistent from the outside. He's also quick, but needs to work on his strength and defense.
Eatmon, who has a 3.3 GPA, already has one official visit in the books – to Utah back in late May. He's also taken unofficial trips to San Diego State, USC, Pepperdine and San Diego. Eatmon also mentioned UConn, Vanderbilt and Indiana as those showing recent interest.
``I like Utah a lot," Eatmon admitted. "Right now they're number one. They've shown me the most and have been the most genuine."
Eatmon will attend the adidas Superstar Camp in early July and then travel with his Inland Empire Basketball Program (IEBP) teammates to Las Vegas for the Super 64 and head back to California for the Best of Summer.