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.
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.