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Recruit Cameron Reddish Experiences Carolina Basketball

This wasn't the Top 10 sophomore's first visit to Chapel Hill, but it was his most memorable.

Cameron Reddish’s second trip to Chapel Hill was much different from his first.

While attending a national camp for young guards in Winston-Salem last August, Reddish and his mother toured the UNC campus.

At that time, students and players were home for the summer. The Smith Center was quiet and the coaching staff was mellow.

On Sunday, during an unofficial visit to watch the Tar Heels face Pittsburgh, everything was different.

This time his father and younger brother joined him and his mother. This time the Smith Center was loud and energetic. This time the coaching staff was intense.

“It was a great experience,” said Reddish, a 2018 wing from West Chester (Pa.) Westtown. “I got to see what it was like to be there, see the atmosphere, see how the coaches coach, see how the players play together and that kind of thing.”

A day after taking in Duke’s last-second win over Virginia in Cameron Indoor Stadium, the Reddish family capped their weekend in Chapel Hill. Prior to the game, they met with the UNC coaches, including Roy Williams, as well as Carolina signee Brandon Robinson and UNC commit Rechon “Leaky” Black.

“We had great seats and it was a good win by North Carolina,” said Bob Reddish, Cameron’s father. “They made shots and played hard.”

Both Cameron and Bob Reddish said they weren’t looking at how the Tar heels used a particular player, as many recruits do during a visit.

“For me and my wife, we were watching how the players reacted to the coach and how the coach reacts to them,” he said. “We wanted to see if the system could fit for Cameron, and it did.”

At Westtown, Reddish is a teammate of 2017 forward Mohamed Bamba, who holds a UNC scholarship offer. Williams has been able to watch both several times during practice and in games, and told the family he’ll see Reddish play again either at Westtown or with Team Final on the EYBL summer circuit.

“I think I have a pretty good relationship with the UNC coaches,” Cam Reddish said.

Reddish holds offers from Auburn, Villanova, Penn State, UConn, VCU – where his father starred in the late 80s – and Syracuse.

Team Final coach Rob Brown has seen Reddish develop into a player that elite programs will covet.

“Cameron is a versatile player," Brown said. "He’s grown since even last summer, he’s probably 6-7 now. I wouldn’t doubt if he gets to be 6-8 when it’s all said and done. He’s a shooter. He can do it from spot up or off the dribble. He plays with an ease and a confidence. He does things very easily. He handles the ball real well for his size. His athleticism is coming around and overall he’s a good player.

“They’re seriously interested," Brown added about UNC. "Coach (Steve) Robinson has been in contact with me a few times. They like the fact that he can do everything on the court at the guard position. He’s built like a wing, but he plays like a guard. He makes the right plays and gets people involved.

“I think he’s a backcourt player. If he continues to grow and they put him on the wing, he’d just be an asset on the wing because he could create for others and still get stuff for himself.”


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