BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Cameron Reddish travel season has begun superbly. The rising junior wing performed impressively over the weekend and was a key reason his Team Final squad tallied a 3-0 record in the opening EYBL session.
For Reddish, this year is likely to offer something of an education. A rising junior, playing up in age against some of the nation’s very best competition, he will get exposed to elite opponents from coast to coast.
But he proved this past weekend that he’s more than ready. Reddish averaged 13 points, six rebounds, two steals and one block per game, playing entirely within the team concept.
He showcased far more versatility than one would expect for an underclassman in a 17-under setting, and part of that is due to his beaming confidence and solid frame.
”I feel like I did pretty well here,” Reddish said, “but I’m trying to rebound more and I’ve been missing a lot of free throws and don’t know why. It’s all part of the process before the next session.”
Despite being a class behind most of the 17s, he has won the complete support of the Team Final program.
”My coaches and teammates give me confidence and tell me to be aggressive and keep shooting,” Reddish said. “I’m just trying to prove a lot and show that I’m one of the best players in the country.
”I’m also trying to get a lot of offers and prepare for the next high school season.”
Reddish projects as a swingman for the college level. He’s a natural three in terms of size and body type, but he possesses very good dribbling skills for his height and thus also could provide support as a secondary ballhandler.
Meanwhile, his recruitment is beginning to accelerate. He holds offers from Penn State, Auburn, Seton Hall, Maryland, Villanova and Connecticut, and many more inevitably will enter the fray.
He also has drawn interest from North Carolina. After initiating the process this past winter, the Tar Heels observed him in action over the weekend and very well may amplify their interest soon.
”I went and visited both Duke and North Carolina on the same weekend (this season),” he said. “I was at North Carolina and spoke to Roy Williams a little bit. I know they were here watching me, too. I’m not rushing anything but am hoping to just keep getting more offers.”
Reddish will continue to tour with Team Final and also plans to attend USA Basketball this summer as well. He currently ranks No. 14 in the Class of 2018.