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Prospect Profile

Demetri McCamey

  • Full Name: Demetri McCamey
  • Position: Guard
  • Height/Weight: 6-3 / 200
  • Birthdate: February 21, 1989
  • College: Illinois

Strengths:

  * Good size for his position
  * Great passer
  * Has really improved his three-point shooting

Weaknesses:

  * Inconsistent
  * Defense needs work
 

NBA projection:
McCamey put up impressive numbers during his career, but he also fell into prolonged stretches where he was ineffective. NBA teams will have to determine in individual workouts who the real McCamey is. At his best, he’s capable of helping an NBA team as a playmaker and a deep shooter. Might have played his way out of the first round with a late-season slide.

2010-11 Season:
McCamey earned third-team All-Big Ten honors after leading the Illini in scoring for the third straight season and finishing second in the league and 10th in the nation in assists. Also finished third in the Big Ten in three-point percentage. Slumped down the stretch, but was clearly the man who made Illinois go.

Key statistics:
14.6 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 6.1 apg, 2.9 tpg, 1.0 spg, 33.4 mpg, .452 FG, .451 3PT, .724 FT

Cool statistic:
McCamey is just the second player in Big Ten history to score more than 1,600 points and hand out more than 700 assists.

Reminds me of:
When McCamey plays his best, Deron Williams

What Insiders Say:
Illinois coach Bruce Weber
"When he plays and plays well, we're a top team in the country. We can compete with anybody. … We know he's really into the game when he's defending. He has great vision. Probably one of the best passers in the country, if not the best. When he is able to penetrate the defense and find people, that's when we usually play well, and we shoot the ball well because we get open shots."

What Outsiders Say:
Kansas coach Bill Self
"He's strong, he's fast. Really, really can split a ball screen. He can shoot threes behind it. He's got unbelievable range, and he makes the game really easy for others. … He's very unselfish. He can score, but he always looks for guys that are open, in my opinion. He's really good, but physically he's gifted because he's strong and fast."

Chris Dortch is the editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook.

 

Illinois
Season G MPG FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT RPG APG SPG BPG PTS AVG
2007-08 35 27.3 100 275 .364 37 59 .627 2.9 3.3 0.5 0.1 287 8.2
2008-09 34 30.6 140 341 .411 55 72 .764 2.6 4.6 0.9 0.2 391 11.5
2009-10 36 34.5 191 421 .454 104 147 .707 3.6 7.1 1.5 0.1 542 15.1
2010-11 34 33.4 166 367 .452 92 127 .724 3.4 6.1 1.0 0.2 498 14.6
Totals 139 31.5 597 1404 .425 288 405 .711 3.1 5.3 1.0 0.2 1718 12.4
Three-point field goals: 2007-08, 50-for-147 (.340); 2008-09, 56-for-179 (.313); 2009-10, 56-for-164 (.341); 2010-11, 74-for-164 (.451). Totals: 236-for-654 (.361).

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