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Cameron Reddish finished in-home visits with three of the best college basketball programs throughout the country. The class of 2018 prospect from The Westtown School in Pennsylvania had in-home visits with Duke, Villanova and Kentucky in that order. Last Friday, he had his first in-home visit with Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski and assistants Jeff Capel and Jon Scheyer. Reddish loved his experience with the Blue Devils coaching staff.
“It was fun, I thought it was a great visit,” said Reddish. “We talked about what I need to work on and how they are going to help me get to where I want to be. Coach K spoke on how and where he would play me if I were to go there. He sees me as the key piece to that team and that I could help them recruit other players if I were to commit. Those were a couple of his key points to me.”
He made sure to take advantage of the opportunity of speaking with Coach K.
“He is legendary so about ten minutes into the meeting I was saying to myself, ‘wow this is crazy he is really in my house right now,’ said Reddish. “I tried to soak up all the knowledge I possibly could from him. He has a lot of great information so I made sure to listen to everything he had to say.”
On Saturday, Villanova Head Coach Jay Wright and his assistants Ashley Howard, Kyle Neptune and George Halcovage paid Reddish and his family a visit. They pitched one central theme to him at their visit.
“They were just talking about staying home,” he said. “Everyone that has recruited me sees myself as a one and done prospect so they said why not play your last year before the pros at home. They told me that I would be able to have my family come out and see me make my journey to the NBA, which sounded good.”
The Wildcats were one of the first schools to offer him so he has developed a close relationship with the staff over the last couple of years.
“It’s been fun because they are right around the corner from me,” Reddish said. “They offered me very early on and I am able to go play pick up with the guys so it helps that they are so close. We also have developed a good relationship and we talk about things outside of basketball, which has been cool.”
Lastly, Kentucky Head Coach John Calipari and assistant coach Tony Barbee had their in-home visit with Reddish on Sunday. He found what Calipari had to say aligned with his thinking on what he looks to get out of college.
“He and I had a lot of the same things in mind,” he told MADEHoops. “He wants me to be a one and done player and the number one pick, which is my ultimate goal. He is going to put me in a position to be successful. He is going to have me go out there and play fast, which is what I like to do. Our thinking really lined up well I thought.”