Cameron Satterwhite

Loyola (IL) lands former Colorado commit Satterwhite

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With three seniors in its perimeter rotation, adding a guard in the Class of 2016 was something Loyola (IL) likely wanted to do. Sunday Porter Moser’s program managed to do just that, as 6-foot-4 shooting guard Cameron Satterwhite announced that he’d committed to the Missouri Valley Conference program.

Satterwhite is Loyola’s first verbal commitment in the Class of 2016, and he’s a talented one at that. Satterwhite, who attends Gilbert Christian HS in Gilbert, Arizona and played for the Arizona Power program this summer, was originally a Colorado verbal commit. However things changed in the aftermath of Satterwhite suffering a torn ACL while playing in Las Vegas in July.

Satterwhite reopened his recruitment last month after reportedly being asked by Colorado to reclassify to 2017 to ensure that his knee would be back to full strength upon his arrival.

“Cam didn’t want to do that,” Ortega said to Gershon of reclassifying to 2017. “Talking to Cam and his family, they didn’t want to figure out what to do for a year as a post grad or something else. Even if it means he has to go to a lower conference.”

Of Loyola’s three seniors on the perimeter Earl Peterson and Devon Turk were the most productive last season, with Peterson averaging 8.7 points per game and Turk not far behind at 8.5 ppg. Jeff White averaged 2.9 ppg but was second on the team in assists with 82.

Satterwhite and Iowa State transfer Clayton Custer (sitting out this season) will join the perimeter rotation next season, with Milton Doyle, Donte Ingram and Ben Richardson among those who will have eligibility remaining.

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Colorado 2016 commitment opens up recruitment

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Cameron Satterwhite has re-opened his recruitment after decommitting from Colorado late this week, he announced on Twitter. The 6-foot-4 three-star prospect tore his ACL playing in the Las Vegas Classic during the July live evaluation period this summer and now Satterwhite is re-evaluating where things stand in his basketball future.

In a report from Josh Gershon of Scout.com, Satterwhite’s AAU coach, John Ortega, said that Colorado wanted Satterwhite to reclassify and do an additional year of high school to make sure that his knee was fully recovered. Satterwhite felt like he could rehab during his senior year of high school and be prepared for college basketball by the 2016-17 season as originally planned.

“Cam didn’t want to do that,” Ortega said to Gershon of reclassifying to 2017. “Talking to Cam and his family, they didn’t want to figure out what to do for a year as a post grad or something else. Even if it means he has to go to a lower conference.”

Seeing how ACL injuries now take less than a year to heal in many cases, I can certainly understand why Satterwhite would want to open things up and see which schools are interested in him for next season. The native of Arizona is an elite-level leaper and he helped Gilbert Christian to a Division II state championship during his junior season. A similar ACL injury happened with Arizona incoming freshman Ray Smith Jr. during the July

Colorado still owns a Class of 2016 commitment from Michigan native and three-star guard Deleon Brown.

Colorado gets a commitment from Class of 2016 guard

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Colorado picked up a commitment in the Class of 2016 on Monday afternoon as Arizona native and 6-foot-4 guard Cameron Satterwhite pledged to the Buffaloes and head coach Tad Boyle.

Satterwhite announced his decision on Twitter:

A native of Gilbert, Arizona, Satterwhite attends Gilbert Christian and is averaging 18 points, five rebounds and three assists this season, according to Rivals.

Satterwhite is the second commitment for the Buffaloes in the 2016 class as he joins Michigan native Deleon Brown.

Not much is known about Satterwhite nationally. He hasn’t accumulated a star ranking yet on Rivals and Colorado was his only high-major scholarship offer.

Here’s a scouting report of Satterwhite’s game from Anthony Ray of Arizona Preps:

Satterwhite is very long and athletic and has a very good feel for the game.  The game comes very natural to him as a player, and he is also a natural athlete that thrives in the open floor and flys through the air with grace.  He is able to make plays that most players cannot, as a result of his athleticism and ability to play above the rim.  He is an excellent finisher above the rim and is capable of finish plays over bigger defenders.  An excellent slasher and finisher, Satterwhite plays much bigger than his size suggests – utilizing his length and wingspan to make plays, with or without the basketball.  This young man has the potential to become an excellent defender, as he has excellent lateral quickness and on-the-court anticipation – allowing him to play passing lanes and get in the open floor for steals and transition baskets.  He is capable of  becoming a lock-down defender, but still needs to focus on locking up opposing ballhandlers off the dribble to reach his maximum potential as a player.  A rising prospect in Arizona’s 2016 class.

One thing we do know for sure, Satterwhite has a ridiculous wingspan for his size. One report listed his wingspan around 7-foot-5 and here’s the high school junior stretching his wingspan against former NBA All-Star Chris Webber: