Cameron Reddish is one of the most physically gifted high school prospects in the country, possessing elite athleticism and great versatility. He’ll have the cahnce to become an impactful player in the league in the coming years. In the McDonald’s All-American Game, he finished with 11 points, nine assists to only one turnover, and led the game with five steals. He intrigues with his potential on both sides of the ball and is a big piece to Duke’s dominant incoming recruiting class.
NBADraft.net: How has Atlanta been and how does it feel to be a McDonald’s All-American?
Cameron Reddish: Atlanta’s been great. It’s nice out here, I like it. Being a McDonald’s All-American is honestly still weird to me, I used to watch when I was younger thinking “oh they’re amazing” but now that I’m here…I worked so hard to get here, it’s a blessing but so far, it’s been great.
NBADraft.net: Everybody here is obviously very good but what separates you from your peers?
Cameron Reddish: What separates me is that I can do a little bit of everything. I’m not really worried about anybody else. I’m going in there, I’m going to play my game, get everybody involved, and try to win.
NBADraft.net: What’s your ideal position?
Cameron Reddish: Honestly, I like the ball in my hands so I’m going to have to go with a point forwardish type of thing.
NBADraft.net: Is there a player you try to emulate?
Cameron Reddish: I take moves from everybody, but I don’t imitate one specific person. A lot of people say I look like Paul George when I play, so I guess I’m going to go with that. I just like being me.
NBADraft.net: Do you have a favorite player?
Cameron Reddish: I got favorite players. I don’t have a specific player. I’m a big LeBron fan, Paul George obviously, and KD.
NBADraft.Net: Who else has impressed you here?
Cameron Reddish: Darius Bazley, he’s been playing really well. Me and him went at it a little bit. Keldon’s (Johnson) been doing well. I haven’t got to see the other team really practice that much so I don’t really know but I’m sure RJ (Barrett) is over there killing.
NBADraft.net: Who did you think was the best player not to make this game?
Cameron Reddish: I don’t know, Shareef (O’Neal) maybe. I don’t know. I don’t even know who didn’t make it. I can’t think right now.
NBADraft.net: With college being a few months away, what are you trying to improve before you get there?
Cameron Reddish: I’m trying to add weight, put on a few pounds. Just clean up everything; ball pickups, tighten up my handle, but it’s a work in progress, I’m getting there. I’m going to keep working until the time comes.
NBADraft.net: When did you realize that basketball was more than a game for you?
Cameron Reddish: Honestly it was a few years ago. In the tenth grade. Ninth or tenth grade. A lot of people think “oh it might have been sixth grade,” no it was like two years ago.
NBADraft.net: How old were you when you first dunked a ball?
Cameron Reddish: 14? Eighth grade. 14 maybe. About 14.
NBADraft.net: Out of everything you’ve accomplished, what stands out above the rest?
Cameron Reddish: I would say getting my offer from Duke. April 25, 2016. Right there was like “wow I can do this.” That gave me a lot of confidence. That right there was it.
NBADraft.net: Do you have any hobbies off the court?
Cameron Reddish: I like to play games. Mess around with my little brother but I don’t do much. I don’t go out, I just be chilling.
NBADraft.net: If you could go back and give advice to a ninth grade Cameron Reddish, what would you say?
Cameron Reddish: I would say embrace every single moment you have. It goes fast. If I could, I would go back to my freshman year and do it all over again. It happened so fast. Embrace every single moment, every game, every practice.
NBADraft.net: Where do you see yourself five years from now?
Cameron Reddish: In the (NBA) All Star game.