We had heard about 2015 Wade Hampton guard Cameron Allen prior to our first time seeing him in person. Allen didn't disappoint in a strong effort against the Gaffney Indians and the state's top player, L.J. Peak.
Although they lost that game Allen and the Generals defeated Peak and the Indians earlier in the season. His efforts though really opened our eyes and we had to catch up with the dynamic and shifty guard for an update regarding his junior season and recruitment.
It was a strong season for Allen as we mentioned and the junior guard gave us an overview of how things went as far as his season averages and best game of the season.
"I averaged 18 points, 4 assists, 3 steals, and 4 rebounds per game this year."
"My best game was probably against Gaffney. I had 33 points, 4 assists, and 5 rebounds. It was a packed house standing room only and I showed that I can perform in front of big crowds against the top player in the state, L.J. Peak. That game really put my name in the discussion as one of the next guards in the state."
Apparently so because shortly thereafter more schools starting reaching out and trying to contact the 6 foot 165 pound guard from Greenville.
The 2015 prospect talked about the strengths of his game right now and what areas he wants to improve on the most to get better moving forward.
"My ball handling combined with my speed makes me a good creator off the dribble whether its scoring or dishing it in the paint."
"I'd like to improve my assist to turnover ratio and finishing at the rim."
We asked Allen if he had to compare his game or style of play to any particular players past or present he replied quickly.
"Kyrie Irving because that's who people usually say my game is similar to. It's because of my good handles and I'm a point guard that can really score the ball too."
Right now the Wade Hampton prospect is running with the SC Elite program on the AAU circuit.
For his efforts during his junior season Allen earned All-Region and All-County honors.
A standout on the hardwood Allen also shines in the classroom currently reporting a 4.3 GPA. Looking ahead he talked about he'll be looking at closely when choosing a potential college.
"Style of play is most important. I want to go to a school that favors guards and lets them loose and run in transition a lot. I would like to play in a good conference that automatically qualifies for the NCAA tournament. Coaching staff is also important to me, I want to have a good relationship with them."
SCPrepNation.com will have more updates with Allen as his recruitment continues to warm up as he plays for the SC Elite this AAU season so stay tuned.