Monday, February 16, 2015
Cameron Byers - Big Man On Campus
For starters, he's got the size needed to play the position at a high level offensively and the athletic component to guard three to four other spots on the floor defensively.
Cameron put on an All-Star display recently, helping lead his team to a championship over Team IZOD of New Jersey and knocking off New York Gauchos - the #5 team in the country - along the way. Byers put it all together showcasing his ability to transition from post to perimeter on both sides of the ball.
Byers is a major weapon when getting out to run lanes in transition but has also developed a lethal half-court skills package as well. He's equally dangerous with his back to the basket as he is facing up and the improvement of playing the game with pace and balance along with power is making him more confident each time he touches the floor and in turn making things extremely hard for any player or team trying to defend him.
It's truly exciting and rare to see a post player with legitimate post-up game at the middle school level. Cameron has the spin move and a basic post package that translates well at his current level and gives him a solid foundation for high school.
Suiting up for Team Durant AKA Terror Squad, Byers competed hard; he controlled the boards – carried the team for stretches with scoring and made an impact each time he was on the floor. We evaluated him as a solid rebounder in his area - improving his rebounding range is his next major step in his progression. He is a willing passer, and a high-level shot blocker who is honing his craft by attacking the ball at its highest point. A size 17 shoe should answer anyone’s question as to what his coming next for Byers – he performed in big games and at a high level; better get on the band wagon now before the seats run out.