McCamey Excited About IU Offer

With an IU scholarship offer in hand, St. Joseph (Ill.) Westchester guard Demetri McCamey talks about what he's heard from other famous well-known Westchester grads about Indiana along with his plans for an upcoming visit to Bloomington.

After playing more than 20 games in the last three weeks the Illinois Wolves and its standout 6-4, 190-pound point guard Demetri McCamey will be getting a bit of a break during the AAU season.

"We're taking the weekend off because we've played 24 games in the last three weeks," said McCamey. "Our coach told us to take the weekend off to relax and get ready to play again next week."

While that means McCamey won't be on hand in Bloomington this weekend, IU Coach Kelvin Sampson has already seen enough from the Illinois prep to offer a scholarship, bringing McCamey's scholarship total to seven.

"I have offers from Miami, Virginia, DePaul, Wake Forest, Indiana, Purdue and Clemson," said McCamey, who preps at St. Joseph (Ill.) Westchester H.S. "Indiana offered me two weeks ago and I'm excited about that. I'm pretty familiar with Indiana because we have a lot of alumni from our school go to Indiana. They've been telling me about it. I've been talking to Coach Sampson a lot lately, too."

Among the names of former Hoosiers that share the same high school as McCamey is a name near and dear to Hoosier hearts.

"Tony Freeman Sr., Isiah Thomas, Daryl Thomas have all mentioned Indiana to me," said McCamey. "I've talked to Isiah once. Daryl Thomas helped out with our team this year so I talked to him a lot and Tony Freeman I see all the time. They always joke around about how good of a school Indiana is, but they have told me it is my decision. They just want me to know it's a good school with a great basketball atmosphere and they love basketball there."

Even though McCamey will not be in Indiana this month, he does plan on adding Indiana to the trips he has already made this year.

"I took unofficial visits to Michigan State, DePaul - because it's just down the road from my house - Notre Dame and Wisconsin," said McCamey. "I'm going to visit Indiana probably in June sometime. I'm going to visit Wake Forest a day before my team goes to the Bob Gibbons tournament."

McCamey is yet to narrow his list and says he is yet to pick any favorites because of the quality of recruiting he has seen thus far.

"All of the schools are doing a good job of recruiting me," said McCamey. "I'm still wide open. All the schools are doing good so I'll give them all a chance. I'm narrowing my list in two more weeks after the Bob Gibbons tournament in North Carolina. I'm going to narrow it down to five or six schools."

With a long summer in front of him, McCamey is nowhere close to a decision. He will spend the summer playing as much basketball as he can and plans to keep his ears open to any new suitors.

"I'll make my decision next year," said McCamey. "I'm going to wait until the summer is over and see how I did in camp, see if I get anymore offers. Then I'll have it narrowed down and make a choice.

"I'm going to the Adidas Superstar camp this summer and my coach is trying to get me into the Olympic camp. I won't be doing too much working out because I'm going to be so busy traveling and playing games I won't be able to start a routine."


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