Done Deal: McCamey Off The Board

Demetri McCamey is going to play in the Big Ten. After getting the offer he was waiting for this week, the lead guard slept on it and then picked up the phone and made his commitment. He became the 2nd St. Joseph's guard in as many days to pick a Big Ten program.

Mike Mullins knows point guards. His son was the Missouri Valley freshman of the year last season while manning the controls at Southern Illinois. Now the head coach of the Wolves is passing his point guard along to the Illinois program. Demetri McCamey, a 6-foot-4 tank, is headed to the Big Ten after committing on Friday.

"Demetri's progression from when we moved him to a point a year ago has allowed us to be one the top teams nationally," Mullins said. "He's become one of the top point guards nationally and it's allowed us to finish consistently high at every tournament. You don't win games week in and week out on Sundays without a premier point guard."

McCamey ( No. 81) was offered a scholarship to Illinois earlier this week. He got a good night's rest and figured it was time to end the process. He picked Illinois over Wake Forest, Indiana, DePaul and Michigan.

"I've been dreaming about going to Illinois since I was little," McCamey said. "Dee Brown and Brian Carlwell are from my neighborhood went. My buddy Jamar Smith is already down there."

Last season, McCamey accounted for 16 points, 7 assists and 3 steals a game. There isn't a point guard in the country more physically suited to play in the Big Ten. To steal a line from Jay Bilas, "this guy is like a fire hydrant with a head on it."

The St. Joseph's product is going to have to see his pal Evan Turner, his AAU and high school teammate, a few times a year as Turner picked the Buckeyes yesterday.

"I'm going for the wins. We can be friends off the court but on the court it's business. The other schools that recruited me and offered, I want to thank them for showing me the support. I really appreciate it."

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