Coastal Carolina is going the junior college route to fill the void of four year starting point guard Kierre Greenwood. Juco Junction is reporting that Cliff Ellis and his staff secured a pair of verbal commitments from junior college point guards.
Josh Cameron, a 6-1 point guard out of Kenosha, Wisconsin comes from Connors State in Oklahoma. Cameron averaged 15.7 points per game for a Connors State squad that went 24-7 in 2012/13. He shot over 49 percent from the floor and 41 percent from three point range.
Deonte Houston is a 6-1 point guard from the Bronx, New York. After playing at Wings Academy, he arrived at Olney Central Community College in Illinois averaging 15 points, 5 assists and 5 rebounds a game. The New York Post reports that Houston chose the Chanticleers over a number of schools including Charlotte and Fordham out of the Atlantic 10. According to the Post, Houston was arrested on a first degree burglary charge in his senior year of high school. Depsite the charges being dropped, Houston had to go the junior college route after colleges backed off on him. READ New York Post article: Bronx Juco Guard Commits to Coastal Carolina
The Chanticleers have four players set to sign later in April when the spring signing period begins in Division I basketball. Coastal has made an offer to Hartsville point guard and 2013 WPDE Mister Hoop Zone Jaylen Shaw, but the state's highest profile uncommitted recruit has garnered offers from South Carolina, Clemson and Virginia Tech among others. For now, Cameron and Houston will have the chance to take over and run the Coastal Carolina offense.