Camerron Cauley is a guard that went to Northern New Mexico Community College and American college. He is taking part at the 2021 Howard Hoops Combine in Germany in August 2021. He spoke to germanhoops.com about basketball.
Camerron thanks for talking to germanhoops.com. Where are you at the moment and how is basketball life treating you at the moment?
I am at the best place as of right now basketball is treating me very well I am happy to see what comes next and am ready.
There are quite a few guys with the name Cameron Cauley, but none have the double r in the first name. Talk a little about the uniqueness of your first name.
I got my name from my grandmother she is always Unique with naming all the grandkids in the family she always came up with something nobody had seen or heard.
You have been looking and aspire to be a professional player. Have you had any professional experience?
I always wanted to play professional basketball all my life I never played in a professional league but I played against players that have been in the league so I’m aware how physical it is. This will be a dream come true.
Despite COVID being active, have you had a normal job during the day while working on your craft at night?
Yes I had a job but I tried my best to work on my craft and my shot even if I had to go to the park I put in work and you can’t be great if you don’t put the work in.
How big is your urge to become a professional player? Is the chip on your shoulder big having played JUCO?
This is very big to me all of people don’t get this opportunity to go to another country and show the talent. I wouldn’t say I have a chip on my shoulder but they got to watch out I got a lot of dog in me
Let’s talk a little about COPVID-19. What were the biggest challenges for you during this time? Was it tougher keeping that normal work out routine?
It was definitely a challenge. Gym’s were closed and I couldn’t get the exercise as I normally do and it put a lot of stress on me but I got through it.
With everything that you have experienced during COVID-19 off the court how do you feel did it make you stronger as a man?
COVID-19 was a big dealbreaker. Many family members got sick but my family stayed strong and we all got through it together and It made all of us stronger.
You will be taking part at the Howard Hoops Combine in Germany in August. How excited are you to show your abilities in front of GM’s and coaches?
I’m very excited as this will be my first time playing on a Professional stage This is what I worked hard for to get right here. I can’t wait to show the world who Camerron Cauley is.
How excited are you to be playing in Germany? What do you know about the country and it’s basketball? Have you had friends or ex opponents or teammates play there?
I’m very excited this is new to me and I really never heard of Germany but I heard of a lot of different other places I have a couple friends that have played in China Mexico and some other places but never Germany I heard great things about Germany.
How did you get in contact with Howard Hoops Combine founder Ronald Howard (181-PG-84, college: Mayville St.)? Did you find him or did he find you?
I got in contact with Howard Hopes through an old coach I played for After COVID-19 hit my college career went on hold and that’s how my old coach put me in contact with Howard Hoops and told me this will be the greatest opportunity for me to play professional.
Ronald Howard is a legend. He is the voice for the unknown players wanting to get a job overseas. What kind of relationship do you have with him and what do you appreciate most about his character.
I never met Howard in person yet but I love what he’s doing and giving a lot of basketball players opportunities to fulfill their dreams I hope our friendship can build more and more I appreciate the opportunity that he is giving me.
Let’s talk about your game. You’re a point guard. If you had to compare your game to an NBA player who would best fit the bill?
A lot of people say Play like Kyle Lowry because I can create my own shot and I shoot very well and can get to the basket I watch a lot of basketball videos of Lebron James. He makes everyone on the court better that’s what’s it’s all about
Talk about your strengths. Would it be fair to say that you’re a two way player at the guard position?
Definitely a two way player in my book. My father always told me if you can’t play defense your offense means nothing if you can score, create and play hard defense.
What would you classify as your absolute biggest strength on the court?
I say my biggest strength would be being more of a scorer and defensive player and getting my teammates open.
How much pride do you take on the defensive end? Do you feel like you could be that lock down defender at the professional level?
I take pride in my defense but there a lot of work needed to be done on my defense Especially at a high level
On what area’s of your game are you working on most so you can continue to grow as a player?
Getting to my spots knocking down shots most definitely being comfortable .
You played at Northern New Mexico Community College. What kind of experience was that for you and how did your game benefit most from it?
When I went to Northern I didn’t know what to expect at the time it was a little different but it did make me a better player and really learned the game. A lot of things were different It was all about me and it was about the team.
You also played at American College. What kind of experience was this for you and how did the coaching staff help develop your game most?
The coaching staff was amazing really helped me develop my games in ways I never thought
Who was the best player that you ever battled that went to the NBA?
There are a couple JR Giddens, Tony Snell, Cory Sanders, Antonio Blankly
Please name your 5 best teammates of all-time?
Braxton Daniel Bryce Alex Jalen
Please list your personal NBA Mount Rushmore of past or present heads?
Lebron Curry AD Kobe Jordan
What is your personal opinion of the neverending debate of who is the greatest of all-time Michael Jordan or Lebron James?
I say they are the greatest in the their own ways and they are in different era’s.
What was the last movie that you saw?
Space Jam 2
Thanks Camerron for the chat.