The state of North Carolina is blessed with an overabundance of talent. In the North Carolina 2018 class, 60 plus players signed with D1 schools and another 40 plus signed to play at the D2, D3, NAIA or Juco level. Quite impressive numbers! This year, the 2019 class is on the same course to have 100 plus players continue to play at the collegiate level. In our unsigned senior spotlight, we want to take a closer look at 6’8 Cameron Stitt of Porter Ridge in Indian Trail, North Carolina, and is someone that we strongly feel is a scholarship-worthy player.
We’ve seen the versatile big man in a variety of different settings and he’s been able to show flashes of dominance basically every time he touches the floor. His recruitment process has been somewhat unusual, as he’s mainly generated buzz as a prospect in the Class of 2020. Even after returning to the Class of 2019, Stitt’s skillset remains the exact same, which is why his lack of recruitment is so perplexing. He’s still capable of anchoring an offense and surprising opponents with his quality defensive instincts. Stitt has a long, wiry frame and possesses the necessary athleticism to thrive in various different situations. Personally, Stitt should still be a no-brainer at the Division I level, but all schools should begin pursuing the two-way dynamo. He’s proven himself time and again, and should be very capable of being an impact player at the next level.
Prior to the regular season, we saw Stitt at our High School Jam Fest and stated, “The top overall prospect on the day came from the team with the strongest combination of depth and talent, Cameron Stitt of United Faith. At 6-foot-8, he possesses the necessary size to thrive at either forward position at the next level. Stitt scores on all three levels whenever he wants and displays a high level of intelligence on the basketball floor. He’s steadily improved over the last year or so and looks more like a high-level Division I prospect with each passing day. Stitt should continue to add strength going forward, as it’ll certainly help his transition to the college game. Defensively, he is mobile enough to defend perimeter, yet displays exceptional instincts when protecting the rim. Though all the tools are present with Stitt, college coaches haven’t realized how special he could become. Those schools need to start making notes now, because he won’t be available if he continues to improve at such a rapid rate.”Fast-forward to now and Stitt has returned back to Porter Ridge in his original Class of 2019 while posting nightly averages of 18.4 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 2.2 blocks while shooting 48% from the field and 38% from beyond the arc. College coaches need to start getting involved here, as Stitt could be one of the most underrated unsigned players in the Carolinas.