St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes forward Cameron Gregory reels in offers


After averaging 16.7 points in his first season with St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes, junior forward Cameron Gregory has garnered several mid-major offers (Jameson Bloom/Courtesy of St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes)

The signs were there in Cameron Gregory‘s first practices with St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes but on Dec. 1, it became clear just what type of force the Saints had at their disposal.

Gregory, a junior transfer from O’Connell, tallied 30 points and 25 rebounds in a win against Potomac School. The victory pushed the Saints to 3-0, tying their win total from the previous season.

The 6-foot-8, 190-pound forward continued his solid play in his first year with the Saints, averaging a team-high 16.7 points and 10 rebounds. Colleges have taken notice, with Loyola joining a list of offers that includes Boston University, Bucknell, Colgate, Fairfield, Holy Cross, Kennesaw State, Lafayette, Mercer and St. Frances (Pa.).

“Cam has a versatile skill-set and his motor has really improved,” Saints Coach Ron Ginyard said. “He’s able to impact the game because he plays really hard, his athleticism certainly helps and he can defend multiple positions with his size.”

At 6-foot-8, 190 pounds, Gregory is built in the lean Kevin Garnett mode, possessing the ability to face up and shoot the mid-range jumper while evolving his post moves against bigger opponents. Gregory’s size and high-energy play opens up opportunities for his teammates, like Gavin Peppers, who averaged 14.5 points in his first year with the Saints.

“I like getting my teammates involved early and use my defense to open up opportunities,” said Gregory, who is playing with Team Takeover on the AAU circuit. “Being able to shoot helps create mismatches with bigger guys and I can go over smaller guys in the paint.”

The result was 12 double-doubles and a 13-win season for the Saints. But in order to avoid a season-ending stretch that featured 12 losses in their last 15 games, Gregory said he wants to elevate his motor. The junior, who reclassified after transferring from O’Connell last year, also looks to improve his ball-handling skills and back-to-the-basket moves.

By doing this, not only will Gregory’s stock continue to rise but the Saints will become a team to watch with its top 10 scorers returning.

“His confidence has really increased and as he continues to do that and progress with his footwork and shooting consistency, adding more to his repertoire around the basket, that’s when he will really start to shine,” Ginyard said.

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Brandon Parker is a sports reporter for The Washington Post.
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Brandon Parker · May 14, 2013