One of the elite boy’s basketball prospects in Arizona’s 2016 class is Gilbert Christian High School’s 6-foot-3, 175-pound junior guard Cameron Satterwhite. One of the most athletic prospects in the state, Satterwhite has come into his own this high school season.
We recently reported that Satterwhite has developed quickly into one of the most sought after recruiting targets in the state, and we were right on target as this young man has decided to end his college recruitment almost before it began - becoming the second prospect in Arizona's talented 2016 class to give a verbal commitment to a division-I program.
On Monday, in very surprising fashion, Satterwhite pulled the trigger - giving head coach Tad Boyle and his University of Colorado coaching staff a verbal pledge and ending his college recruitment. This commitment was a huge move on the part of Satterwhite who was trending in the high-major direction, as many college coahces had been out to see him this season.
Satterwhite selected Colorado over offers from NAU, Rice, Portland, Portland State and Weber State, and was also receiving strong interest from such schools as Arizona, Gonzaga and Oregon to name a few, before making his commitment.
This season, Satterwhite has come into his own and is putting up impressive numbers for himself and his Gilbert Christian team – averaging 18.1 points, 3.1 assists, 5.1 rebounds and 1.5 steals per/game. Gilbert Christian is currently 15-6 on the season and, after some early season struggles, the team has now won their last eight games on the season, and looks to be playing their best basketball of the season, and at the right time.
Satterwhite is currently among our top rated overall prospects in Arizona's 2016 class, and will look to now make a nice jump in our next player rankings.
Congratulations to Cameron and the wonderful Satterwhite family on this amazing accomplishment. Cameron's sister, Lauryn Satterwhite, is also among the state's elite girls prospects in the 2017 class.
Satterwhite joins fellow 2016 prospect and club teammate Mitch Lightfoot as the second prospect in the class for Arizona to give an early verbal commitment.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: 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.