Blanche Ely senior
Ht.: 6-3; Pos.: Guard
Statistics: 10.8 ppg., 6.4 apg., 3.0 rpg., 2.3 spg., 43 percent FG
Season highlights: Cameron shined when it mattered most. He scored 20 points against Palm Beach Lakes in the regional final on a sprained ankle, including six in the second overtime, and followed that up with 17 points (6-of-9) and four assists against Bartow in the state semifinals and a team-high tying 14 points (5-of-9), along with four steals and three rebounds, against Orlando Evans in the championship. He finished as Blanche Ely's all-time wins leader with a 100-11 record in four years on varsity.
Comment: Cameron, who has signed with American University, said he accomplished everything he wanted to as a senior, winning his second state championship, finishing as the school's all-time wins leader and earning Player of the Year honors for Broward County. After coming off the bench during the 2011-12 title run, he was a vital starter this year who was also the team's unquestioned leader. That was evident before every game when players locked arms in a circle, Cameron stood in the middle and fired up the huddle with chants. "He can actually run a practice. His leadership has always been like that," Ely coach Melvin Randall said. "That's what gives him an edge on most." So does Cameron's passion for playing defense. "A lot of players can score, but not a lot can lock down a man defensively," Cameron said. "It's something I pride myself upon." Cameron's value was in his versatility. He was content to be a defensive stopper and playmaker most of the time, setting up teammates in Ely's fast-paced attack. When the postseason arrived, he became more aggressive as a scorer, delivering points when the Tigers needed them most.
Cameron's comment: "I just do whatever it takes to win. I've always been a team player, and I wanted my stats to show that. I don't want to be the type of player to average 20 points and one assist. I want to keep all my teammates involved and keep my team going, keep everybody happy."Mike Stocker / Sun Sentinel