Posted On: 09/28/18 2:13 PM
A 6-foot point guard from St. Mary’s, Cameron Dampier is establishing as one of the top young point guards in Stockton.
The sophomore is hoping to breakout this season with the Rams, and it’s his true point guard prowess that will make him a valuable asset to the varsity this season.
“Attacking the basket is my strength, and passing the ball. My shooting has been getting better and defense is something I’ve been working on a lot. And when I’m out there, I just like to get my teammates involved, I like passing the ball,” said Dampier.
The talented young point guard spent his spring and summer playing with Port City Elite 15U and with St. Mary’s in spring and summer leagues. Now, he’s got his sophomore season coming up with the Rams, and looks to have a big role.
“Last year I played JV and started at point guard, but I injured myself the second game of the season and missed five weeks. And to be honest, when I came back I was a little hesitant, I didn’t want to get hurt again,” said Dampier.
“This year, I’m more than likely going to be the backup (varsity) point guard. And we want to make another run, and get to state again like last year.”
Dampier still has plenty of time for his high school career to unfold, but these next 12 months could be critical for his development and exposure.
“I think I’ll most likely be joining a new AAU team for exposure, I feel like that’s something I need. And I just want to get on with my game, I want to get stronger and faster for the varsity level,” said Dampier.
“I have big goals to improve defensively, and I want to get my name known more around California and nationally if possible, I just need to work.”