The Illinois high school Class of 2007 was considered one of the best.

Remembering the damage that Derrick Rose did three years ago, and the phenomenal run Evan Turner put together last season, it is now time for Demetri McCamey — who teamed with Turner at St. Joseph’s High School in Illinois — to represent.

Coming off a quality junior season in which he earned First-Team All-Big Ten honors, leading his team in scoring and assists (his 7.1 dimes per game ranked second in the country), McCamey (who friends and fans call Meechi) and the Fighting Illini entered the ‘10-11 season with steep expectations.

Those expectations surely wouldn’t be so high had McCamey opted to make the jump to the League. After his junior season, McCamey entered his name in the NBA Draft before withdrawing in April….

This year, a pre-season Wooden Award candidate, McCamey has worked to do his part in validating his nomination, and continuing to move up the lottery draft board. Heeding the advice, he’s again leading his squad in points (15.7) and assists (7.1), averaging personal career-high numbers in the process.

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