Millbrook Junior Picks Deacs
Cameron Stanley, a 6-5 ½ small forward from Raleigh (NC) Millbrook committed to Wake Forest at the end of last week. Now, each of the four Tobacco Road programs hold commitments from members of the current junior class.
"I committed on Friday afternoon right after school," Stanley said. "I went to Midnight Madness and that's when they made the [scholarship] offer."
Stanley didn't make his moves up recruiting charts last high school season; rather he did so with a strong performance at the adidas ABCD Camp. Stanley, born in Detroit, switched high schools as a sophomore when he transferred from Raleigh Word of God to Millbrook.
"The league I was playing in wasn't that strong," Stanley said. "It was at a 1-A private Christian academy and I couldn't pass up playing against Eric Williams, Shavlik Randolph and Shawn Robinson." Now, Stanley is hopes to do for Millbrook what those players did for their respective high schools.
On more than one occasion, we witnessed Wake coach Skip Prosser hawking Stanley. The small forward reciprocated Wake's interest. Stanley was sure of one thing: he wanted to play in the ACC and Wake gave him the chance.
"Right now in the ACC, most schools had guys at my position. Right now, Wake Forest is a perfect fit. My comfort would be knowing where I was going heading into my senior. The offer was there my junior year and I didn't want to pass that up."
Prosser is instilling a fun style of play at Wake Forest and that certainly influenced Stanley's decision. "The way he plays and likes to get his teams out and running; I fit in perfectly."
Speaking of fits, Stanley already has relationships with many of the Wake players, a good number of which are from North Carolina. When Stanley visited Wake Forest for Midnight Madness, he was joined by juniors Jason Thompson and James Mays. Also, a prospect named Alex McKnight was on campus as well.