State Offers Cameron

Reggie Cameron knows his calling card on the basketball court. At 6-foot-8 and 220 pounds, the New Jersey Playaz standout has proven to be one of the best shooters in the 2012 Nike EYBL.

Reggie Cameron knows his calling card on the basketball court. At 6-foot-8 and 220 pounds, the New Jersey Playaz standout has proven to be one of the best shooters in the 2012 Nike EYBL.

At the conclusion of the regular season, Cameron is shooting a blistering 51% from behind the 3-point line, as he has knocked down 58-of-114 attempts.

"I've been doing well," said Cameron. "Recently we had a couple of tough games out in Oakland but late in the tournament I shot the ball very well. We finished out the EYBL 12-8 so next up is the Peach Jam.

"My strength is definitely my ability to shoot the ball and score. I think I try to use my length to my advantage and stretch the floor. I also feel like I play smarter than other players. I'm still working on my defense right now."

Most schools are recruiting Cameron, who attends Hudson Catholic in Jersey City, New Jersey, as a combo forward. Offensively he can play both forward positions and he has the size to defend in the paint but the quickness to defend on the perimeter.

He claims offers from NC State, Villanova, Seton Hall, USC, West Virginia, Florida, Miami, Cincinnati, Xavier, DePaul, Rutgers, Providence, and Northwestern. Cameron is also receiving major interest from programs such as Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Harvard, North Carolina, and Tennessee.

"I've been taking my recruitment slowly," he stated. "I haven't thought a lot about visits just yet... I've been focused on the EYBL and Peach Jam. There are some schools I want to get out and visit, but I haven't worried about it yet."

Cameron's latest offer came from NC State. Wolfpack head coach Mark Gottfried and assistant Rob Moxley both informed him that he had an offer from the Wolfpack.

"I spoke to both coach Gottfried and coach Moxley about the offer," said Cameron. "Coach Gottfried said that he sees me being able to play both forward spots for them because they are interchangeable. He said within their offense I could create some mismatches with my movement and shooting.

"I know that coach Gottfried definitely has a history of being a great coach and player from his time at Alabama. He's already winning at NC State... I saw where they are preseason top 10 and No. 1 in the ACC. They also have a great class coming in with Tyler Lewis, Rodney Purvis, and T.J. Warren... all three were McDonald's All-Americans. So you know NC State is a program on the rise."

Cameron maintains that he is wide open and doesn't have a leader or top five. However, he has a general timeframe for making a decision and knows what he will be looking for in a school.

"I would like to be done with recruiting by the start of my senior season," he said. "I'm looking for a place where I can get a college degree and great education. I want to be comfortable there and go somewhere I can win a lot of games and grow as a player and a person."


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