Rising Junior Key Part Of Rocks' Success

Reporter Mike Sullivan highlights the individual game of Kameron Ritter of the Albany City Rocks ...

The success of the Albany City Rocks 16 and under boys basketball team was well documented here on the Scout.com network in the month of July.

For the past year, program director Jim Hart had expressed excitement about the future of this particular team. He was well rewarded over the summer as the Rocks were as good as any team in their age category.

The Rocks featured some high division one talent in Will Regan, Taran Buie, and Tobias Harris. And they had players that made what some consider smaller contributions. However, these particular contributions were not overlooked by college coaches hoping to sign their names to a letter of intent two years from now.

Hart has always been fond of guard Kameron Ritter, a 6-foot-3 backcourt player from Christian Brothers Academy in Albany, N.Y. Ritter plays an important role for the Rocks' team, helping bring the ball up against pressure, trying to set the pace offensively.

Ritter is solid in the decision making department too. He does a smart job in rotating the ball side to side, looking for the hot shooter in certain spots during the game.

His long arms help prevent easy entry passes into the low post too, helping his forwards out defensively. "His wing span is 6-foot-8," said head coach Jim Hart.

So utilizing these physical attributes helped Kameron gain important minutes this past July.

Holy Cross and Delaware are two schools that came into the summer interested in Ritter and each of the programs had been seen watching him compete at events.

The perimeter game will need to pick up for Ritter to become a more polished player. As he gains confidence, expect Ritter to be more creative too in moving the ball with his dribble and his sharp passing eyes.

The 2010 prospect has two more full seasons to work on these areas. "He's improving each event," said Hart.

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