Road Report: Whitefield Academy

The Georgia tour continued Wednesday evening when we traveled to Whitefield Academy to check out Colin Reddick, Cameron Baskerville and Brandon Reed.

ATLANTA, GA -- During our high school tour through Georgia, we've taken in a lot of basketball. One Wednesday, after tripping to Centennial in the morning we slid over to Atlanta (Ga.) Whitefield Academy to see Collin Reddick.

While Reddick lived up to his billing, we also got two nice surprises in Cameron Baskerville and Brandon Reed.

Baskerville is a 6-foot-6, 215-pound wing that is currently coming back from tearing his ACL. The knee is at 85-percent now and according to Baskerville it will be 100-percent by the time games roll around.


Interest Picks Up For Baskerville
Despite missing the entire summer due to the injury, he's heard from quite a few schools. His coach, Tyrone Johnson, isn't surprised by that at all, as he thinks Baskerville is a special player.

"Kameron Baskerville might be one of the most underrated players in the entire nation," Johnson said. "He's extremely talented and now that he's officially moved out to the wing position, it would really surprise me if he's not Top 15 or 20 coming out of AAU this year.

Thus far, Baskerville has received interest from Florida, Florida State, LSU, Toledo, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Stanford, Clemson, Auburn, South Carolina, Nebraska and Georgia State.

Georgia State, Toledo and South Alabama have all offered scholarships. While he doesn't have an offer from the Tigers yet, Baskerville will take an unofficial visit to Clemson this weekend. He hopes to visit Auburn and South Carolina soon.

While Baskerville's recruitment has taken off, so has Brandon Reed's. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound guard is an athletic lead man that showed off a solid stroke from mid-range and from deep.

"I'm really aggressive on offense. My game is taking it to the hole," Reed said. "I can shoot the ball, but I mainly like to take it to the hole. I'm a very competitive player and I like to rebound."

During the 20-minute drill session Coach Johnson put him through, Reed showed off a good handle, quick feet and impressive athleticism.

"He can really score," Johnson said. "Brandon can really light it up. He scored 33 points in the state championship game as a sophomore and had 10 rebounds. He's more than a great shooter from the outside and his athleticism is probably underrated."


Reed Picks Up Scholarship Offers
Reed currently has scholarship offers from LSU, Vanderbilt and Toledo. The southpaw is also hearing from Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Auburn and Georgia on a consistent basis.

Although Baskerville and Reed are getting plenty of attention from college coaches, Reddick is the main attraction at Whitefield Academy. At 6-foot-9, 250-pounds the big man has a strong frame, is mobile and is developing his post moves.

"Collin's upside is obviously off the charts and I'm not even sure that he's finished growing," Johnson said. "If you look at his physical attributes and his basketball IQ then he has a chance to do something special."

A number of schools have been by Whitefield Academy to check in on Reddick, who is ranked No. 58 overall in the class of 2009.

Although he couldn't remember every school, he mentioned South Florida, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Nebraska, South Carolina, LSU and Clemson have all been in to see him. Georgia and LSU are the only two schools that have offered scholarship.

Despite all of the interest, Reddick isn't close to making a college decision, as he hasn't taken any visits and right now his focus is on keeping his grades up.

Whitefield, who only has one senior, will play a tough schedule this year. They'll open up against Marietta (Ga.) Wheeler and just four days later will take on Roswell (Ga.) Centennial.

The Wolfpack will also travel to Tampa Bay for a new Christmas tournament, the Tampa Bay Classic.


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