Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
By ADAM ZAGORIACam Whitmore, the 6-foot-6 wing forward from Archbishop Spalding (MD) and Team Melo, committed to Villanova on Thursday.
Ranked the No. 7 small forward in the Class of 2022 per 247Sports.com, Whitmore chose the Wildcats over Illinois and North Carolina after cutting Georgetown, Maryland, Notre Dame, Louisville, Florida, Penn State and Miami from his previous list of 10.
“They treated me like it was family,” said Whitmore on CBS Sports HQ. “That was a big part: They treated everyone like family.”
Whitmore was named Baltimore Catholic League Player of the Year honors last season when he averaged 22.0 points and 11.7 rebounds a game.
“After coaching Cam in 17U EYBL this past spring/summer and watching him develop the past few years going back to 8th grade, Cam has taken a major leap in development,” Team Melo coach Jerard Rucker said.
“His shot-making ability stretching out to 3-point range is most impressive. His ball-handling and slashing determination has improved with added overall understanding of the game. He already possesses elite athleticism. I’m super excited to see Cam at the next level. The sky is the limit.”
He joins four-star guards Mark Armstrong and Brendan Hausen in Villanova’s 2022 class.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.