Player: Cameron Ward
High School: Largo High School
AAU: Team Durant
When you post numbers as Ward did as a freshman at Largo high school in Maryland, you know it is only a matter of time before you start hearing his name a lot more and with college coaches. Ward is coming off a freshman campaign in which he averaged an impressive 27.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 2.4 steals per game, while also shooting 54 percent from the floor.
Now playing with Team Durant, Ward is looking to put everyone on notice nationally, as the 6’5 prospect quickly grabs your attention with what he can provide on the court. When diving more into his game, here is what Ward had to say in how he would describe his game:
“Well, my game is really shown as a downhill wing, and I strive in the midrange game. I think I consider myself an all-around player and do whatever is needed to win. I like to operate on the court around the perimeter and mid to low post, crashing on offense and defensive rebounds and in transition. I’m hoping to continue to show my full package of a player with team Durant and keep winning as the summer continues.”
Shortly after speaking with Ward, he received his first D1 offer from Bryant, certainly an exciting moment for the Maryland prospect. But this looks to just be the start of his recruitment, as he will be a prospect many coaches will be checking out and recruiting more down the road.
High School Season (Q&A) with Ward:
Phenom: You had a big-time high school season. What was that like to come in early and play at such a high level?
Ward: It was great, the atmosphere was very loving and it made it so much easier to play hard with the endless amount of support from my coaches and teammates and just having a chip on my shoulder.
Phenom: What was your mindset coming in as a freshman and putting up numbers like you did, helping your team to a solid season?
Ward: My mindset was just to come in and kill and help my team win and just help the guys, especially the seniors, into a solid season like you mentioned.
Phenom: How were you able to handle the early target from opponents?
Ward: I handled it by maintaining my focus, not letting the opponent get into my head, and just focusing on my game.
Phenom: What are your goals for next year as a sophomore?
Ward: My goals are to keep producing at the level I have been, becoming a better leader, and the main goal is to win a state championship.