ESPN 100 PF picks Georgetown 

September, 26, 2012
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There are times when a commitment comes in and it’s an outlier. On the surface, the fan base goes nuts because its head coach just landed a headlining type player. If you take a moment, let the euphoria wear off and dig deeper, one wonders about the context of the commitment. Does the player’s skill set mesh with the team and its mission on offense or defense? The answer is not always cut and dry.

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Jason BernsteinReggie Cameron is one of the best pure shooters in his class.
When the text came in that ESPN 100 power forward Reggie Cameron (Paterson, N.J./Hudson Catholic) had committed to Georgetown, it made sense. Most bigs or combo forwards dream of having a green light behind the arc. The reality is, numbers don’t back the confidence they show in their own game. However, when it comes to Cameron, John Thompson III might have him shoot even more.

During last year’s Nike EYBL, Cameron shot 56-for-114 from 3-point range. For a big to shoot an eye-popping 49 percent behind the arc is ridiculous. We talk about Matt Jones (DeSoto, Texas/DeSoto) as one of the best shooters in the country, and he is. But during the EYBL’s regular season, Cameron outshot Jones and there wasn’t a non-guard close to him. Only Steve Clark (Oklahoma City, Okla./Douglass) made more 3s than Cameron. Those are real, quantifiable numbers over a league season.