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May 2012

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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BASKETBALL RECRUITING caught the 6-8 three-star ('s No. 121 junior nationally) in action at the end of his season. Head coach John Beilein was slated to be at Hudson Catholic April 17 along with coaches from Miami and Seton Hall. "His stock is really on the rise," U-M assistant Bacari Alexander Hudson Catholic head coach Nick Mariniello said. "He had a great junior year, and he's probably one of the best pure shooters in the country. cive to Reggie's game. He's a top-80 player in the country, a legitimate 6-8 and has a very high basketball IQ. He's a very good student, a good passer and like a point forward or stretch four. On top of that, he's a great kid." Cameron reminds Mariniello "Michigan's style of play is condu- rates Paterson (N.J.) Catholic High forward Reggie Cameron as a three- star prospect and the No. 121 overall player in the class of 2013. PHOTO COURTESY RIVALS.COM of former West Virginia standout De'Sean Butler, a recruit he sent to play for Beilein at WVU seven years ago. Like Butler, Cameron will really come into his own once he hits a col- lege weight program, Mariniello pre- dicted. He's already making a name for himself as one of the faster risers in his class. He averaged 20 points and 11 rebounds per game as a ju- nior, shot 79 of 158 from three-point range (50 percent) last season and continues to do more off the dribble. "His leadership was a lot better," say Reggie is very, very intrigued by Michigan." Cameron will take visits this sum- point guard Derrick Walton Jr., a 2013 Michigan commit, earned a spot on the United States squad in the Albert Sch- weitzer Tournament, played April 7-14 in Mannheim, Germany. He saved his best for last, scoring 20 points to lead an 87-81 win over France for seventh place. • Detroit Chandler Park Academy NOTES Mariniello said. "He was holding young guys in the program account- able, and he really worked in the offseason to expand his game. He became a better defender, and he was doing more offensively, not settling for just being a catch-and-shoot guy. He'd post up a lot, he drove and he got to the free throw line." Cameron earned second-team all- North team at the second-annual All- American Championship, hosted by ES- PNHS in New Orleans in late March. He notched 16 points and four rebounds in a 86-85 loss. • U-M class of 2013 pledge Zak Irvin • Glenn Robinson III was MVP of his (6-7) of Fishers (Ind.) Hamilton South- eastern made the Indiana Basketball Coaches Associaiton first-team under- classman squad and earned honorable mention AP All-State honors. • Mitch McGary (6-10,'s No. 30 senior nationally) made the 2012 USA Junior National Select Team that faced off against the World Select Team April 7 at the 2012 Nike Hoop Summit. McGary appeared heavier than he was at the beginning of his season, NBA- reported. "His 263 pounds seemed to weigh mer and/or fall and likely decide early in his senior year. him down, clearly affecting his athleti- cism and conditioning, played only give minutes in the game, picking up three fouls and scoring just one bucket. O'Mara, a 2014 prospect that stands 6-9, 220 pounds, still has U-M on top. "I'm still waiting for an offer, but I like the coaches and everything," he said in • Lisle (Ill.) Benet Academy center Sean " late March. He said he tries to talk to the U-M coaches as often as possible. Purdue, Indiana and Wisconsin are among the others showing interest. ❑ For regular reports on basketball recruiting, plus videos of all the top prospects in the nation and Michigan's commitments, visit " they wrote. "He state honors as a junior, plus North Jersey Player of the Year, league player of the year and all-county first-team honors. He'll spend the spring playing with the New Jersey Playaz AAU program. Cameron is well aware of Beilein and Michigan, having watched the Wolverines closely this year. Florida, Notre Dame and others have shown interest, but U-M is one of the schools that most piques his interest. "He's very excited about it," Mariniello said. "His parents like it, and the academic component is very important to him and them. I would Scan this code with your smart phone to stay up-to-date with recruiting news on the go! MAY 2012 THE WOLVERINE 59

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