Future Watch: Cam Reddish Rookie Basketball Cards, Hawks

Future Watch: Cam Reddish Rookie Basketball Cards, HawksFuture Watch: Cam Reddish Rookie Basketball Cards, HawksCameron Elijah Reddish was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania in 1999. His father Robert played college basketball at VCU. Cam began his high school career at the Haverford School in Haverford, PA before transferring to Westtown School in West Chester, PA. At West Chester he was teammates with 2017 five-star recruit Mohamed Bamba. In his junior season, Reddish averaged 16.2 points per game and helped lead his team to a Friend’s School League title. In the summer of 2017 he joined the United States men’s National U-19 team. The US would go on to win a bronze medal at the FIBA U-19 World Cup in Egypt.

In his senior season, Reddish averaged 22.6 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. He went on to be named 2018 Mr. Pennsylvania Basketball and was selected to play in the 2018 McDonald’s All-American Game, the Jordan Brand Classic and the Nike Hoops Summit All-Star Games. This exposure helped Reddish earn five-star recruit rankings from Rivals, 247Sports and ESPN. 247Sports ranked him as the second best player in the 2018 class and ESPN rated him third.

Reddish would commit to play for Duke University joining fellow top-3 recruits RJ Barrett and Zion Williamson. In his debut for the Blue Devils on November 6th, 2018, Reddish scored 22 points in a 118-84 win over Kentucky. On January 12th, 2019 he scored 23 including a game winner against Florida State. Reddish would play in 36 games for Duke over the season with 35 starts. He averaged 13.5 points, 3.7 boards and 1.6 steals over 29.7 minutes per contest. In the 2019 NCAA Tournament, Reddish played three of Duke’s four games and was third on the team in scoring in two of those contests. The Blue Devils would make the Elite Eight where they lost to Michigan State 68-67. Shortly after the season, Reddish declared himself eligible for the 2019 NBA Draft.Future Watch: Cam Reddish Rookie Basketball Cards, Hawks

Heading into the draft there was little doubt Cam Reddish was a top-10 prospect. Had he been eligible for the draft out of high school he may have been a top-5 pick. With Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett seeing most of the touches and isolation opportunities for Duke, Reddish was relegated to a third-man role. Despite the role, Reddish made the most of it and showed off some big shot making abilities. On multiple occasions he stepped up to make clutch shots and secure big wins for the Blue Devils.

Standing 6’8” with a 7’0.5” wingspan, Reddish can feasibly play anywhere from point guard to power forward, although he’ll need to work on his handling and passing to play the point for more than just a few possessions. As a shooter he can be streaky but when he’s on he can score in bunches from all over the court. Defensively, he has the height and length to project as a solid defender in the NBA. His length allows him to disrupt passing lanes and defend multiple positions. Once his 208-pound frame fills out a bit he should be able to guard NBA power forwards.

On draft night, the Atlanta Hawks selected Cam Reddish in the first round with the 10th overall pick. He made his NBA debut on October 24th, 2020 and played 21 minutes in a 117-110 win over the Detroit Pistons. In that game, he scored one point and grabbed seven boards. In every month this season Reddish’s scoring has gone up. In November he was averaging 7.9 points in 23.3 minutes per game. In February he averaged 13.4 points over 27.3 minutes and in four March games he averaged 17.5.

Reddish’s rookie season is currently on pause as the NBA and entire world handles the outbreak of COVID-19. It’s certainly unfortunate as Reddish was on track to have his best month and making a push for All-Rookie consideration. Currently, he’s 14th in scoring among rookies with 10.5 points and could have made a push into the top-10 in March/April.

Check out some highlights from Reddish’s 22-point performance in a win over the Spurs on January 17th

His Silver Prizms are currently selling for around $50-$60 and that sounds about right, but there is room for growth. Collectors should be looking to add Reddish’s highly desirable rookie cards over the summer. He is already a key piece in Atlanta’s rotation and there will certainly be more opportunities for him in 2020-21. Cam Reddish is the perfect slightly under-the-radar type of rookie to invest in. He’s already shown an ability to score in the NBA and has improved each month. Watch his NBA highlight videos. He is already making an impact and there are plenty of reasons to believe he will continue to grow and could develop into a star. Some collectors have noticed, but not all of them have. The window is open, take advantage!

Collectors looking for Cam Reddish in his Duke Blue Devils uniform can find him in 2019 Panini Contenders Draft Picks and Prizm Draft Picks. As a top-10 pick, Reddish appears in all of Panini’s 2019-20 NBA trading card programs including Hoops, Absolute, Prizm and Impeccable.

Future Watch: Cam Reddish Rookie Basketball Cards, Hawks – Stats

Per Game Table
Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
2019-20 20 ATL NBA SF 58 34 26.7 3.7 9.6 .384 1.4 4.3 .332 2.2 5.2 .428 .459 1.7 2.2 .802 0.6 3.1 3.7 1.5 1.1 0.5 1.7 2.3 10.5
Career NBA 58 34 26.7 3.7 9.6 .384 1.4 4.3 .332 2.2 5.2 .428 .459 1.7 2.2 .802 0.6 3.1 3.7 1.5 1.1 0.5 1.7 2.3 10.5
Provided by Basketball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 3/12/2020.

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