Demetri McCamey and his Illinois Wolves team have something to prove this weekend in Akron for the King James Shooting Stars Classic.
McCamey said the time spent at the Kingwood Classic outside of the power pool side of the bracket motivated him and his teammates to play harder. They did. An early Sunday flight cancelled the team's championship game in the Gold bracket.
This weekend, the 6-foot-3, 215-pound power guard from St. Joseph's High School in Westchester are in the power pools at the King James.
The Wolves are paired with The Family out of Detroit and Triple Threat, based out of the Washington D.C. area. The match-ups pin McCamey with some superb talent. The Family boasts Durrell Summers, who is committed to Michigan State, and fast-rising prospect Manny Harris. Triple Threat's backcourt is manned by future Maryland guard Jeff Jones and Adrian Bowie.
McCamey said he is being recruited by Connecticut, Kentucky, Illinois, DePaul, Wake Forest, Pitt, Clemson and Virginia and hopes to see a number of the programs on the sidelines in Akron.
The four-star guard said he is no rush to make a decision but does want to have a manageable list going into the summer.
"I'll probably narrow it down at the end of the month, sometime before we go down to the Tournament of Champions (in North Carolina)," McCamey said at the Kingwood Classic.
"I'll be looking at what kind of people they have at the school and how the coaches are. That's going to weigh a ton."