As the summer drew to a close, his skills as a forward blossoming with every AAU game and summer camp appearance, it became clear that Cameron Gregory had grown into a surefire Division I recruit. And as the offers rolled in, just where the St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes senior would take his talents became even more clear.
Following an unofficial visit to the campus last weekend during an elite camp, Gregory committed to Loyola (Md.) on Thursday.
“I had visited there before but last weekend really gave me a chance to be around the players and coaching staff and I realized it was the best fit for me,” Gregory said. “Of all the offers, Loyola was the best option on the table and at this point, I felt like there was no reason to wait any longer.”
In their first recruiting class under first-year coach G.G. Smith, the Greyhounds gain a versatile forward who averaged 16.7 points last season for the Saints. Already possessing an ability to play with his back to the basket and on the perimeter for stretches, Gregory has worked on his jump shot and ball handling to become a more complete player.
The result was an impressive summer run with Team Takeoever, as he racked up double-doubles and offers from the likes of Fairfield, Colgate, Holy Cross, Kennesaw State, Mercer and Princeton.
“I really dedicated myself to working on my motor so I can play harder for a longer period of time,” Gregory said. “I’ve been working multiple times a week to get my handle right, get my shot right so I can open up the defense.”
Gregory joins fellow local products Franz Rassman (Gonzaga), Jarred Jones (Carroll) and Tyler Hubbard (Montrose Christian) at the Baltimore school.
When talking to Gregory, the 6-foot-8, 190-pounder is quick to emphasize the importance of creating space and opportunities for his teammates. Match that unselfishness with Gregory’s elevated skills and it’s no wonder that he’s so excited for his senior campaign.
The Saints bring back their top five scorers and also welcome notable transfers Collin Goss and Michael Janowski. Goss, a Forest Park transfer, is a versatile junior forward who can do damage around the basket while Janowski is a strong defender with scoring ability evident in his freshman season at Potomac Falls.
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