COLORADO SPRINGS -- One of the final players to just miss the cut for the USA Basketball U17 team was Class of 2018 wing Cameron Reddish.
Cameron Reddish Talks Recruiting At USA Camp
Regarded as the No. 6 overall prospect in the new Scout.com Class of 2018 national rankings, the 6-foot-7 Reddish picked up a scholarship offer from Duke earlier this spring thanks to his solid play with Team Final in the Nike EYBL.
"I remember when I first got it, I was speechless. I couldn't believe it. I was just laughing and my parents were laughing with me. It was just a blessing and a dream come true and a great experience," Reddish said of the Duke offer.
Since then, Reddish told TDD that Duke assistant coach Jon Scheyer has been keeping in touch with Reddish's father via call and text as he's also hearing from Auburn, Kentucky, Maryland, Penn State, Syracuse, VCU and Villanova.
"Right now, they're all about equal," Reddish said of his recruitment.
When deciding on a future school, Reddish is going to be very family-oriented in his process. Both of his parents are very involved in the recruiting picture and Reddish is looking for a few things in a future program.
"Basically just going to pray about it, come down and talk to my family about it," Reddish said. "Somewhere where it's a great atmosphere and I have a really good relationship with the coach."
At the USA Basketball U17 tryouts, Reddish displayed the kind of perimeter abilities that have programs recruiting him from coast-to-coast. Although known as a play-making guard. Reddish was trying to work on other facets of his game in Colorado Springs.
"I've definitely improved from last year. Bringing my intensity up, a lot of energy, communication. Overall, I think I'm doing well," Reddish said.
"After each round at USA you learn a lot more about yourself and your weaknesses. So you go home and work on that and come back next year.
During the spring with Team Final, Reddish put up solid numbers across the board as he averaged 15.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.0 steals per game. Playing alongside a talented group, Team Final is going to be an intriguing team to watch at Peach Jam.
"I think I did pretty well. We got a berth in Peach Jam. But, overall, I thought I did pretty well. I was scoring, rebounding, playmaking and doing what I do best. Overall, I enjoyed it. It was fun," Reddish said. "I don't have to do a whole lot [on my own]. I can get open shots and just stay aggressive and [my teammates] can do the same."
The next few weeks, Reddish is working to improve some other areas of his game before the July live evaluation period.
"Probably be more physical, tighten my handles. I'm trying to get everything in tact so I can be the best player that I can be," Reddish said.
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