Georgetown Commit Cameron Would Love Catholic 7 to Add Butler, Xavier, Dayton & Gonzaga

SONY DSCWEST ORANGE, N.J. — Reggie Cameron signed on to play college basketball at Georgetown with the expectation that he would compete in the Big East Conference.

But now of course Georgetown is one of seven Catholic schools that has said “peace out” to the Big East and will leave the conference by June 30, 2015 — at the latest.

So where does that leave the 6-foot-8 Cameron — Georgetown’s lone signee in the Class of 2013 — and his future Georgetown teammates going forward?

“The seven Catholic schools that will all be in it together, those are seven really good schools right there,” Cameron told SNY.tv after scoring 14 points as Hudson (N.J.) Catholic beat St. Peter’s Prep, 64-46, at the Hoop Group Showcase at West Orange High School. 

“And then they’re talking about adding Xavier, Butler, Gonzaga, Dayton. Those are some more good schools, so I think it’s still going to be a power conference whatever happens.”

He added: “Xavier, they dominate the A-10 every year. Butler, they just beat [No. 1] Indiana [Saturday]. Gonzaga is a national power every year and then there are other schools like Dayton that are good in the A-10. They’re talking about VCU maybe.”

Still, Cameron said he would miss the annual Georgetown-Syracuse battles once Syracuse leaves for the ACC next season.

“Yeah, of course,” he said. “I watch the Georgetown-Syracuse games every year, whether it’s at the Verizon Center or at the Carrier Dome. But we still have great schools. Memphis coming to the Big East, that’s a great school.”

Next year, when Cameron is a freshman at Georgetown, the Big East is slated to have 18 schools, including new additions Memphis and Temple. Louisville (ACC) and Rutgers (Big Ten) are also expected to remain next season.

Cameron said he hopes the new Catholic conference retains the Big East name, which St. John’s President Father Donald J. Harrington said Saturday was a possibility.

Georgetown assistants Mike Brennan and Kevin Broadus were on hand at the event, and Cameron said they had discussed Georgetown’s move with him recently.

“I talk to Coach Broadus maybe every other day, so we keep in touch,” Cameron said.

On Saturday, Georgetown coach John Thompson III said the decision by the seven Catholic schools to break away was “not an emotional decision.”

Regardless, Cameron has his own season to worry about, his final one in high schol.

Hudson Catholic coach Nick Mariniello said of Cameron: “We have to do a better job of getting him the ball in scoring position, which I thought he was defended well but we have to do a better job of running more stuff. But his rebounding, his leadership on both ends of the floor has been tremendous.”

Cameron said he has big goals going forward.

“Win a state championship, to tell you the truth,” said Cameron, whose team was routed by Kyle Anderson and St. Anthony, 53-30, in the North Non-Public B final last year. “Don’t leave like we did last year with a bad taste in our mouth.”

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213 comments
bradysucks
bradysucks

I agree with Namath that Vick is better than Geno

Geno probably gets the job though

a57se
a57se

Only in Jetland can someone say they liked that the Jets signed Michael Vick and that they think he will end up starting over Geno Smith but the fans bash the guy for hating the Jets!

Amazing!

Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

LIvefyre seems crazier than normal today in terms of ordering replies.  I feel I need to start quoting the whole comment I'm replying to so that the reply actually makes sense.

1969JAN12th
1969JAN12th

Namath asked to predict which quarterback will emerge as the Jets' Week 1 starter:

What Joe said:

"Of course, the coaches are going to decide who's out there, but boy, I don't know any football fan that's been around the last nine or 10 years that doesn't think Michael can be outstanding," Namath said Tuesday night.....

"And he's probably the best player at this time," the outspoken Jets great said....


What Joe should have said:

"Of course, the coaches are going to decide who's out there "...they both have really good attributes. It should be a great competition; the experienced veteran against the new guy who showed flashes of being a really good QB last season.

Sometimes Joe needs to say less, not more.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Scott Berger-Felder  I doubt the Texans would want to trade him here.


If they'll take a 6th rounder and David Nelson, sure,  sign me up.

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se  Only you would defend a guy taking a stance that you've been a dck about arguing against since he was signed. 

miamijoe
miamijoe

@jaygo  I get where you're coming from but have a point to explain to you.  Yes, in the day, besides football, he was a NY icon that was glamorized for his lifestyle, even if it was filled with alcohol (drugs) and women.  We all wanted to be Joe.  Physical pain also brought on other problems later in his life, but that's another issue entirely.


The point I mention is that the drunkard part of your comment is better described as alcoholic , which is what he is.  When an alcoholic drinks, they try to kiss Suzy Kolber on network TV and that would count as a minor transgression.  He has obviously struggled with this ailment for years and sought help a few times.  As to whether he is sober now, I have no idea.   He really is only trying to stay tied to the team.  What he says, like it or not, is only his opinion.  Cut him a little slack.  He changed the face of  the Jets and the NFL forever.  Recovered or not, the alcoholic issue will be with him until he's horizontal and gone forever.  Its kind of like watching Willie Mays playing CF for the Mets at the end of his career.

Pat d
Pat d

I don't agree with everything Joe says but more often than not he has a legitimate point.

Jaygo you come off as a judgemental jerk that must be perfect. Joe isn 't perfect and he isn 't an angel and that is what I like about him. If everyone was as perfect as jaygo this would be a boring world.

Pat d
Pat d

1969JAN12th

I disagree. I get tired of all these sports figures that talk and don't say a thing. I'll take an opinion, whether I agree of not, over a bunch of cliches any day.

jetlife
jetlife

@1969JAN12th  Alcohol is a hell of a drug.

a57se
a57se

@1969JAN12th  

Some people don't mind expressing their actual opinion on things......I don't see this as a big deal.

I disagree with his opinion but that is besides the point.

a57se
a57se

@Dr. Jonathan Reefer  

 Whenever Joe shoots off his mouth, we need to remember  we're dealing with a broken-down drunkard party animal whose been living off his celebrity and nothing else for over 40 years.  Loved him as a QB but I see him as nothing but a jerk today.

What Joe should have said:

"Of course, the coaches are going to decide who's out there "...they both have really good attributes. It should be a great competition; the experienced veteran against the new guy who showed flashes of being a really good QB last season.

Sometimes Joe needs to say less, not more.

He's crotchety old man, cranky and sober.


This is just a sample of the comments about Namath......

Pat d
Pat d

I was against the signing of Vick and I have stated I hope Smith does great and Vick sits on the bench. Just because Joe says he thinks Vick will start there is no need for the name calling. And how is that being negative or divisive.

Brendan
Brendan

@Pat d  I don't take Jay's comments as him stating he's the perfect human being. But he has a point that Joe is a very flawed individual who at this point stays in the limelight by being a dividing force in Jetland. 


No one is saying be a mindless cheerleader, but he is allowed to be positive. 

1969JAN12th
1969JAN12th

@Pat d  But....cliches can be fun......

Crash Davis: It's time to work on your interviews. 
Ebby Calvin LaLoosh: My interviews? What do I gotta do? 
Crash Davis: You're gonna have to learn your clichés. You're gonna have to study them, you're gonna have to know them. They're your friends. Write this down: "We gotta play it one day at a time." 
Ebby Calvin LaLoosh: Got to play... it's pretty boring. 
Crash Davis: 'Course it's boring, that's the point. Write it down. 

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se Part of the problem is Joe offers his opinion on EVERYTHING. People are tired of hearing him talk because he's generally being negative or going against the grain. 

He's crotchety old man, cranky and sober. 

1969JAN12th
1969JAN12th

@a57se @1969JAN12th  You are right that what Joe said is NOT a big deal; it's just that Joe has no idea if Geno Smith has improved (or not) in the off-season. Adding more pressure to the equation for Geno, for no reason, is not productive.

I also think  that this is not the same as JK calling out Coples...I think we all know that JK wants Coples to take that next step (which Coples probably  agrees with).

1969JAN12th
1969JAN12th

@a57se @Dr. Jonathan Reefer  "57", Brendan is right.... you lumped my vanilla comment about what Joe "should have said" with comments calling Joe a  a "drunkard party animal". ...... not right "57".....

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se You just combined like 3 or 4 different comments and posted them as one. Are you the Manish of TJB re-sourcing now? 

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se If you bothered replying to my points instead of pretending you didn't read them, you'd be forced to answer questions that clearly state this is not true. 

a57se
a57se

@Pat d  

Exactly but that doesn't matter.......it is more fun to dump on Joe then to think about what he said.

Brendan
Brendan

@Pat d  It's indicative of a larger and consistent stance of negativity from Joe. 


I posted a reply to 57 regarding this down below (that he will surely ignore), so if you want to reply to it I'd actually be interested in your thoughts. 

miamijoe
miamijoe

@a57se @miamijoe  The only guy from your list I never saw was Koufax.  I was trying to remember because they were also called 3 dots and a dash meaning 3 black guys a white guy.  I remember Ellis, Page and Marshall.  Who was the dash? Do you remember?  That was also the era of Chuck Foreman who I thought was a great player.  Bill Brown with the crewcut!

a57se
a57se

@miamijoe

I rooted for the Jets in the AFL and the Vikings in the NFL!

The Purple People eatersalong with Joe Kapp and Later Fran Tarkenton!

a57se
a57se

@bradysucks  

I am fortunate to have seen Joe Namath, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Sandy Koufax, Johnny Unitas, Muhammed Ali, Joe Frazier and a ton of other great athletes compete at the highest levels. I would add Secretariat in to this mix as the greatest race horse ever.


miamijoe
miamijoe

@bradysucks  Agreed.  But I think I might have gone Minnesota Vikings or San Diego Chargers.  Uniforms were the best on both teams at that time.  Vikings had that great DL and the cold weather and SD had that crazy passing attack with Hadl, Garrison and Bambi.

bradysucks
bradysucks

Joe Namath is the reason I (and many others) became Jets fans.

No doubt this will make some of you hate him even more...lol

If not for Namath I would be a Giants fan and would have celebrated 4 Super Bowls in my lifetime. The Jets haven't even been to a Super Bowl in my lifetime. When I was a kid Namath was as big in NY as The greatest (Mohammed Ali)

He's an old man now and he has every right to speak his mind on the subject of playing QB

miamijoe
miamijoe

@jaygo @miamijoe  No debate necessary.  Just pointing out that he is an alcoholic.  As such, sober or not, he will continue to make mistakes and lapses of judgement that we will see and plenty more we won't.  If he had some kind of other illness that inhibits his cognition, you wouldn't want to be so harsh and be more compassionate towards him.


If you want to debate that about Joe, let me know when...

miamijoe
miamijoe

@tsjc68 @Brendan  T, I asked the Brendan see my post below to jaygo.  Let me know what you think.

miamijoe
miamijoe

@Brendan  See my post below to jaygo regarding Joe.  I lived in that era 

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Brendan  Yeah.


I don't begrudge Joe Namath his opinion or his criticism.  I just wish that, since he has such a large and infuential voice, he'd use that voice to call out the media on their nonsense instead of co-signing it so much and going along with the whole "LOLJETS" narrative.  He does that far too often.

Brendan
Brendan

@Pat d  With which part? 


Broken down? His knees do not exist anymore.

Drunkard? Well documented. 

Party Animal? Ditto. 

Living off celebrity and one huge game 40+ years ago? Well, unless you count his acting career....yes. 


I, like most young Jets fans, want to adore and love this man. I've actually met him, he's coached me at his camp many times and I always came away from out talks and instruction time blown away by how far-reaching his knowledge of the game is. He would walk across two fields and correct someone's stance while his hand-picked coaches would miss it. He genuinely has a genius-level football IQ (or did, if you buy into the fact he's a lunatic now). 


But people in my generation are just tired of him. He's like a bandwagon fan. Hatehatehatehatehate until the team is already doing well, then hop on board and ride the wave. That's really grating for fans like myself. 


Don't be a cheerleader, but don't be Rich Cimini with leathery skin, either. 

Brendan
Brendan

@Pat d  And yours isn't? 


What he said is true. 

Pat d
Pat d

Jaygo's whole tone is judgemental

Brendan
Brendan

@bradysucks  People care because people listen to him and think he's an spokesman for the team and fans. 


I already stated his football acumen is tremendous. 


But where are his comments applauding Wilkerson and the DL? Or sharing some of the positives he saw watching the team last year? Or supporting Rex? Why does he choose to support Sanchez publicly only after "Rex got him hurt?" 


When he starts being objective people will stop lashing out at him. 

bradysucks
bradysucks

I was not singling you out Brendan.....I just posted next to your comments. People are always going after Namath who is an old man. Some of the things he says are controversial but I don't get why so many people care.

The guy knows a thing or two about playing QB

Brendan
Brendan

@bradysucks  Brady, I'm gonig to stop responding to you if you continue to shove words into my mouth to criticize me over. 


I never said he has to blindly support everything, I said he doesn't have to blindly go against everything the team says and agree with the media trolls (which he does, constantly). 

bradysucks
bradysucks

Who cares if Namath gives his opinion on the QB situation?

I don't

Namath has earned the right to analyze the QB situation being a hall of fame QB himself. The guy is the Jets one (and only) hall of fame QB

The idea that he has to blindly support team policy is absurd. I'd rather he be himself and give his own analysis. Nobody has to agree

Vick has accomplished a lot more in the NFL than Geno so Joe's opinion certainly makes some sense

Brendan
Brendan

@Pat d  No, like I said this is indicative of an overall behavior. He does this EVERY time. He never toes the company line, ever. 


I will repeat my comment from earlier: don't be a cheerleader, but don't be Rich Cimini with leathery skin, either. 


There are plenty of people who stay objective and criticize the team, but many (or most) fans don't see Joe as objective anymore. There's never a counter-balance to his negativity, which is necessary if you want to be seen as objective. 

Pat d
Pat d

I don 't think what Joe said is undermining anyone. So Joe must repeat the company line.

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se He is publicly undermining what the team said. He is not actually a coach, but some people take his word more seriously than that of the coach/GM (sad, but true). 


When everyone from the coaches to Vick himself have stated that Geno is the man until he proves otherwise, these comments undermine that stance. 


The team is showing a completely united front on this subject, but Joe is going against them and while he's not actually a part of the team he's still viewed that way. Welcome to more "LOLJets" articles from Dickard Cimini and Manish talking up "controversy." 

a57se
a57se

@Pat d  

Joe: I like that the Jets signed mike Vick and I think he will start

Jetsfans: Go away you broken down drunk and stop hating the Jets....



Pat d
Pat d

There is a little truth in what 57 said

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se Please take a hike with this stuff. It's insulting and obnoxious. 

a57se
a57se

@Pat d  

I think it is more his 'reputation' amongst Kool Aid Jest fans....if you aren't praising everything Jets then you are a villain.

He didn't say anything wrong in this quote.

Pat d
Pat d

What did Joe say that is so outrageous that warranted the judgemental comments plus the name calling?

idothis2
idothis2

@jaygo @Pat d 

one judgmental jerk calls out another judgmental jerk because they commented about a judgmental jerk. i know i'm being a judgmental jerk, but i feel good this morning.

Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

@Pat d  Well, he expressed an opinion about Joe, and there's nothing wrong with that per se.  Honestly, it's hard to argue with:


- broken-down drunkard party animal


Pretty accurate.


- living off his celebrity and nothing else for over 40 years.


Still pretty accurate.

Pat d
Pat d

You're the judgemental jerk. Reread your post.