PC Prospect Profile: Reggie Cameron

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- Reggie Cameron of Hudson Catholic (NJ) has a skill that all college coaches covet, and that is the ability to knock down 3-pointers.

One of the schools that in acquiring Cameron's big-time shooting stroke is Providence College. Thus, ScoutFriars.com caught up with the NJ Playaz star at the Nike Peach Jam/EYBL Finals.

In addition to PC, Cameron, a 6-foot-7 small forward, listed scholarship offers from Villanova, Miami, Florida, Oklahoma State, West Virginia, North Carolina State, Seton Hall, Rutgers, DePaul, USC, Cincinnati, and more.

Additionally, the class of 2013 prospect is hearing from Michigan, Indiana and North Carolina.

Cameron, who has no favorites, talked about what he is looking for in a school.

"Just a place where I'll be comfortable there, get a great education, develop individually as a player, and win a lot of games," Cameron said.

Asked if location will play a part in his choice, Cameron replied, "Honestly it doesn't make a difference. My parents, they wants to go wherever will benefit me."

Thus far, Cameron has been on unofficial visits to Rutgers, Seton Hall and Villanova. He is planning to set up some more trips soon.

"After Peach Jam I'll let you know," Cameron said, "but I'm definitely trying to get to multiple places in August and early September."

Cameron added that those trips "will probably be a mixture of both" official visits and unofficial visits.

"I'd like to make up my mind before the high school season starts [and just] worry about winning a state championship," Cameron said of his commitment timetable.

The sharpshooting frontcourt player talked about where things stand with Providence's pursuit of him.

"I talked to coach [Bob] Simon a couple of times over the phone and through text and stuff like that," Cameron said. "He's trying to get me up on a visit probably sometime next month, so I'll probably take a drive up there."

Cameron elaborated a bit on whether or not PC is a school he would like to trip to.

"Right now I'm open to anything," he said. "Rhode Island is not but three hours and a half hours away, so it's not too much out of the way."

The Garden State standout also talked about whether he thinks he would fit in with the Friars' style of play, noting that he needs more information to truly have that answer.

"Honestly, under their new head coach I haven't seen them play a lot on TV, but that's something I'll look for," Cameron said. "I'll go on the computer or something like that."

That new PC head coach is Ed Cooley, who is entering his second season with the program.

"I haven't spoken to him yet," Cameron said of coach Cooley.

Cameron did talk about his relationship with assistant coach Bob Simon, though.

"He came to--I think he came to practice, he came to a couple tournaments earlier during the first Live Period," Cameron said. "He's just been calling me and texting me ever since then."

Cameron, who lists "shooting the basketball, making shots" as the strongest part of his game, shared what he feels his chief weakness is as well.

"Probably defensively [since] in high school I'm used to guarding like a four man and offensively I play the three," Cameron said. "So [for when] I'm in college I'm working really hard to be able to guard a perimeter three man."

Cameron said he does feel he projects at the small forward spot. Also, that is what the majority of schools in his recruitment want him as.

"Mostly, everybody that has talked to me about a position has talked to me about playing the perimeter, playing the three," Cameron said.

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