May 23, 2011

Coach Lewis Adds Junior College Transfer

MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University’s head men’s basketball coach Doug Lewis Jr. announces that Timothy “TJ” Cameron has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend NMU and play for the Wildcats during the 2011-12 season.

Cameron is a 6-4 forward from Kalamazoo, Mich. He played two seasons Mott Community College, helping lead the team to a 59-7 record, National Runner-up (2010-11) and two Michigan Community College Athletic Association championships. He was named the MCCAA Defensive Player of the Year in 2010-11. Cameron averaged 4.7 points, 3 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.6 steals per game.

“For this recruiting class, we targeted guys with athleticism, quickness, defensive ability and who are used to winning,” Lewis said. “TJ is a guy who was the defensive player of the year in the MCCAA. He can guard the one, two and three which is very important in our system. We’re also getting a proven winner. He won conference championships in high school, made it to state championship gamse in high school and has won two conference championships and was the national runner-up at Mott Community College.”

Mott CC head coach Steve Schmidt, who has coached the Bears for 20 seasons and to three national titles said, “TJ started every game for us the last two seasons. He was a team captain and compliments everyone around him. He always guarded the opposing team’s best guard or forward. TJ is durable and dependable and guys like TJ are the reason I love to coach the game of basketball.”

Cameron went to three straight Class A state championships at Kalamazoo Central High School, winning two. Cameron had a 3.0 grade point average at Mott CC.

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