"Right now I have a lot of new schools contacting me after the Ohio tournament I played in," McCamey said. "Illinois and SIU are still there, but the new schools are West Virginia, Wisconsin, Marquette, and half the Big Ten now but none of them have offered me yet. I think it's because of my injury. Everyone is telling me they want to wait to see how I respond after I get back, even SIU at this point."
McCamey took some time to reflect on his injury and his ongoing recovery.
"When I was playing in Indiana I was trying to make a move and tore my ACL," McCamey said. "I tore it in May, but the doctors told me that I would be out until at least Christmas time. It's hard because all the coaches tell me they know I can play and they know my guard skills but I have to wait."
McCamey indicated his injury has not deterred the Illini's interest in him.
"The thing I like about Illinois they showed the same interest in me when I got hurt," McCamey stayed. "They kept telling me the same things; they really need a point guard. That 2009 group with Joseph Bertrand they don't really have a point guard. They have all scorers. That's what they have been looking for; that's what the coaches down there have been telling me."
As the season gets underway, we'll keep a close eye on DeAndre McCamey's status here at InsideIllini.com. And DeAndre will certainly be keeping a close eye on his brother Demetri.
"My brother was home for about three weeks," DeAndre McCamey said. "He's really focused about playing this year. He told me the coaches are telling him that he's not a freshman anymore and they will need him to step up. He's looking forward to the challenge."