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Duke Recruiting: Cam Reddish Video

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Dec 18, 2016; Ft. Meyers, FL, USA; Westtown Moose gaurd Cam Reddish (22) dunks the ball against the Hillcrest Prep Bruins during the first half at Suncoast Credit Union Arena. 
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If you haven’t seen any video of Duke’s most recent recruit, Cam Reddish, here’s some to ponder.

You may remember that John Calipari recruited Reddish and pitched him on the idea of positionless basketball.

That’s not a new idea.

We said the other day that his template would be Grant Hill. We watched Hill defend a 3-on-1 break against UNC and come away with the ball.

Then he brought it up court and set up the score. What could be less positionless than that? He owned the whole court.

We’re not saying that Reddish is going to be as good as Hill but that he should be a similar sort of player.

You’ll see here that he’s athletic and quick and will arrive at Duke with a better outside shot than Hill ever had in college.

He’ll fit in with Duke’s tradition of versatile forwards from Danny Ferry to Hill to Mike Dunleavy to Luol Deng to Jabari Parker to Justice Winslow to Brandon Ingram and now Marvin Bagley.

By the way, the one knock on Reddish which he alluded to in his commitment video is that he’s not always intense.

That could be a fair comment; we honestly don’t know. What we do know is that he ws observed most in summer ball and in AAU play, guys play constantly and that’s wearing. Guys in the NBA pace themselves and they don’t play as much as AAU teams do in the summer. No one can go nonstop all the time. Keep that in mind when you hear the criticism.

Bonus video: Reddish and Bagley

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