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Demetri McCamey
PG - 6'3, 205lbs - 35 years old - 0 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2020 season
  • Birthdate: 02/21/1989
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2011
  • Pre-draft team: Illinois
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
14th July, 2011TurkeySigned a one year contract with Mersin.
16th December, 2011TurkeyLeft Mersin.
16th December, 2011IsraelSigned for the remainder of the season with Hapoel Jerusalem.
25th January, 2012IsraelReleased by Hapoel Jerusalem.
21st September, 2012NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Houston.
12th October, 2012NBAWaived by Houston.
1st November, 2012D-LeagueDesignated as an allocated player by Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
25th December, 2012D-LeagueWaived by Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
27th December, 2012D-LeagueAcquired by Erie BayHawks.
12th March, 2013D-LeagueWaived by Erie BayHawks.
24th March, 2013D-LeagueAcquired by Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
26th August, 2013AustraliaSigned a one year contract with Cairns Taipans.
29th August, 2014JapanSigned a one year contract with Oita Heat Devils.
31st October, 2015D-LeagueDrafted 35th overall in the 2015 D-League Draft by Austin Spurs.
29th October, 2016D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Austin Spurs.
17th June, 2017ItalySigned a one year contract with Fortitudo Bologna.
14th December, 2018G-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Austin Spurs.
Career Moves
2007 - 2011Illinois (NCAA)
July 2011 - December 2011Mersin (Turkey)
December 2011 - January 2012Hapoel Jerusalem (Israel)
July 2012Chicago Bulls (Summer League)
September 2012 - October 2012Houston Rockets (NBA)
November 2012 - December 2012Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)
December 2012 - March 2013Erie BayHawks (D-League)
March 2013 - June 2013Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League)
July 2013Minnesota Timberwolves (Summer League)
August 2013 - June 2014Cairns Taipans (Australia)
August 2014 - June 2015Oita Heat Devils (Japan, BJ League)
October 2015 - June 2017Austin Spurs (D-League)
June 2017 - June 2018Fortitudo Bologna (Italy, Serie A2)
December 2018 - presentAustin Spurs (G-League)
Articles about Demetri McCamey

June 22, 2011

Demetri McCamey - As a junior, Demetri McCamey really put it all together. Then as a senior, Demetri McCamey threw it all away. Dust-ups with the coach, public questioning of his leadership and sporadic effort saw McCamey underwhelm as a senior, as did the team he was supposed to leading to a deep tournament run.

In his final year, McCamey's numbers were all down across the board, except for one - three point percentage. McCamey made himself into an elite, feared shooter as time went on, which, when combined with his passing vision, made for a very effective combination.

The rest of the game is lacking, however. McCamey is not fast, and thus cannot keep anybody in front of him defensively, a problem exacerbated by his apparent lack of desire in doing so. This lack of athleticism also hindered him around the basket, which he both struggled to finish at and struggled to get it. And this became particularly true as the jumpshot improved, and he no longer needed to. McCamey really is a good half court point guard with some of the best passing skills and court awareness in the pool, but he was too limited and consistent to do much with it.

He is also not as strong as advertised. Strong, certainly, but he looks stronger than he is because of his lack of neck. And even if he is were to be strong, it's not an advantage unless he does something with it.

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March 15, 2011

Illinois are somewhat lucky to be here after a typically up-and-down season that, luckily, was carried by some good non-conference wins. They struggled all season with inconsistency, including a worrying amount from their senior class, who did not exactly lead by example.

Star point guard Demetri McCamey averaged 6.1 assists per game, good for 13th in the nation, and on paper at least continued the good work he began when he broke out last season. But he has been lambasted for poor leadership, discipline and work ethic, supposedly disinterested in leading the team due to his NBA aspirations, and being benched for these things on more than one occasion. This is particularly haphazard for McCamey given that his NBA aspirations aren't really that great - he may well get drafted, but it's on talent alone, and certainly not on conditioning. McCamey has great passing vision, is willing to pass first, can push the ball or get to the rim in the halfcourt, and has developed into a fantastic three point shooter. But he's slow, perennially out of shape, has absolutely no mid-range game, is inconsistent, and is a liability defensively, far more so at the next level than at this one. And he's already a liability at this one.

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