Q&A: Reggie Cameron talks potential Michigan visit at Nike Skills U


Reggie-Cameron[1]Alexandria, Va. — Reggie Cameron, a 6-foot-7 forward from Paterson, N.J. impressed at Thursday’s Nike Skills U outside of Washington D.C. In his first game of the day, Cameron displayed a soft touch around the basket and hit a few mid-range jumpers. He also defended well down low in his team’s narrow victory.

Following his solid performance, Cameron spoke with UMHoops.com about his interest in Michigan, the recruiting process, a potential timetable for a college decision and when he’s looking to potentially visit Ann Arbor.

On Nike Skills U:
It’s great. It’s real competitive. Everybody has been playing hard. It’s a great event.

On his team and who he has liked playing with so far:
I have Neville Fincher from my AAU team the New Jersey Playaz. A couple kids from New York: Jon Severe, Khadeen Carrington.

On schools pursuing him the hardest:
No one’s really coming the hardest. There are a bunch of schools pursuing me equally. Michigan, Florida, Miami, North Carolina State, North Carolina, Villanova, UConn, Seton Hall, DePaul, Xavier, Indiana.

On Michigan:
I talked to Coach (Bacari) Alexander not too long ago, actually. I spoke to Coach Alexander multiple times and have spoken with Coach Beilein once or twice.

They are very high on my list. They play a great offense with a great coach. That’s something that I’d like to see.

On a visit to Ann Arbor:
I’m trying to get up there in August sometime or maybe September.

On when he wants to make a college decision:
Probably before the high school season starts, maybe around late September. Between my birthday and late September I’ll make a decision.

On official visits:
I plan on taking at least four. I’ll narrow that list down after Peach Jam.

On the LeBron James and Kevin Durant Skills Academies:
They were great. All the top players in the country were there. It was real competitive. The instructors and coaches were great. It was a great experience. I was blessed to see the Olympic team. It was surreal to watch the best players in the world playing on the same court.

On what he wants to improve on:
I’m getting a lot more mobile than I was, and I think it’s showing. Defensively I want to be able to guard the small forward position so I can be a definite small forward in college.

On his upcoming schedule:
Peach Jam and an event in New Jersey called “Live in AC.” Then we head straight from there to the King of Prussia, Pennsylvania for the Summer Classic.

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  • Romeowolv

    He plans on visiting in august and deciding in september…..sounds like we are in his top few at worst…..could use a “stretch four”

  • Adam

    As of now we don’t even have a scholarship to give him.. there is a high possibility that a spot will be open but we don’t know for sure.

    Between Burke, Hardaway, Hatch, or a breakout freshman 2 will have to be gone in order to have Cameron come on board.. it’s extremely possible but we just don’t know for sure

    • Steve2081

      It wouldn’t be the first time we’ve offered a scholarship that we don’t have at that exact moment.

      • Kenny

        1. We still have one open scholarship,
        2. Vogrich will be out of eligibility,
        3. McLimans unlikely to return for 5th,
        4. Morgan more likely to return, but technically his scholarship could be made available

        Given that there is almost 0 chance that Hatch will remain in the class 2013, we currently has 3 only three commits in the class, therefore, we still have a scholarship to offer in 2013 at this moment.

        • Steve2081

          All that has already been taken into account on the scholarship page except Hatch and even if he reclassifies we’d still be at our limit. Morgan isn’t going anywhere for his 5th year. We’ll still need someone to leave early to take Cameron or Vitto.