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2018 UNC Target Intro: Cameron Reddish

Cameron Reddish has Tar Heel ties within his family.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Cameron Reddish, a 6-6 shooting guard, was identified early as one of the top prospects in the class of 2018 and the UNC coaching staff has been monitoring his early progress.

“I got an offer from Penn State and Auburn,” said Reddish, Scout.com’s No. 7-ranked prospect in the sophomore class. “I’ve got interest from a couple schools but they talk to my dad. North Carolina and Maryland.”

Reddish has UNC connections.

“My little sister went to UNC in the ‘90s,” said Cameron’s father, Robert, a 6-8 former player at VCU. “She told Cam he better not go anywhere else besides Chapel Hill.

“He took a visit to all of the North Carolina schools after the CP3 Camp before his freshman year. I know he really liked the campus and the coaching staff.”

As a freshman, Reddish played varsity at The Haverford (Pa.) School alongside four-star Lamar Stevens, a Penn State commit. In the summer, Reddish suited up for the Team Final U16 AAU team and the UNC coaching staff watched him during the Peach Jam.

“It went well,” said Reddish of the Peach Jam outing. “We barely qualified for Peach Jam, but we qualified in Atlanta. We played super hard in Atlanta. It was fun though, a great experience playing at Peach Jam with that atmosphere.”

After averaging 13 points during the Peach Jam, Reddish is getting ready for his sophomore season at Westtown School in West Chester (Pa.) where he will play with five-star junior center Mohammed Bomba.

A North Carolina assistant coach made a visit to Westtown a couple weeks ago.

“It’s good now,” said Reddish of his new surroundings. “At first it was a little rough because I didn’t know anything about it, but now I’ve made a lot of friends so it’s cool.”

While getting read for his sophomore year, Reddish returned to Colorado Springs for the USA Men’s Developmental Camp.

“It was similar to the last two times,” said Reddish. “I knew what to expect. I wasn’t as nervous. I just came in wanting to be aggressive and play hard.”

When he was last in Colorado Springs, Reddish did not make it through the first round of cuts for the USA U16 team. He will have a chance to redeem himself next summer when it comes time to try out for the U17 team.

“Definitely,” said Reddish about the U17 team. “I definitely want to make the 17 team.”

Each year, several roster spots turn over from the U16 team. Sporting a 6-10 wingspan with a style of play that can only be described as smooth, Reddish has a strong possibility of becoming one of those players. With a quick release and plenty of back spin on his shot, Reddish made it evident that he was one of the top shooters at the developmental camp.

He’s more than just a shooter, though. Reddish has the ability to put the ball on the floor and finish creatively around the basket.

“Right now I’m working on my strength,” said Reddish. “Lifting almost every day after school. Competing against Mo’ (Bamba) in practice. Just trying to get quicker and stronger.”


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