Hindman, KY native Camron Justice had himself quite the high school career at Knott County Central High School. During his senior season, he was named both the Kentucky Gatorade Player of the Year and Mr. Basketball.
When he graduated, he was third all-time in high school scoring in the state of Kentucky, recording 3,588 points over his high school career.
ESPN rated him as a four-star recruit, and the second-best player to come out of the state of Kentucky in the Class of 2015. Justice held trio offers from instate schools, but opted to go out-of-state for university, committing to the Vanderbilt Commodores.
After a less-than-stellar tenure with the Commodores that has seen the 6’3” guard compete for playing time since day one, Justice decided to transfer.
Following the completion of the fall semester in December, Justice announced his intentions to transfer from the program. After receiving his release, he wasted little time in finding his new home.
On Sunday, Camron Justice announced that he had committed to the IUPUI Jaguars, where he will reunite with a former high school teammate next season.
As a freshman with the Commodores, Justice averaged 3.4 points and 1.0 rebounds per game, while playing an average of 9.9 minutes per night.
This season. it was more of the same for Justice, who found himself near the bottom of the depth chart once again. He appeared in just seven games in 2016-17 for Vanderbilt, averaging 1.7 points per game while averaging 9.3 minutes per game.
Against the High Point Panthers on December 6th, his last game with the Commodores, Justice recorded 3 points in six minutes of action.
In committing to Jason Gardner and the IUPUI Jaguars, Justice will be reunited with a former high school teammate. Justice and Jaguars’ forward Evan Hall played together at Knott County Central High School, and will look to find the chemistry they had from those days.
Due to NCAA transfer regulations, Justice will have to sit out a year before playing a game for the Jaguars. Due to him transferring midway through the year, he will be eligible to play for the Jaguars halfway through the 2017-18 season.
With senior guards Darell Combs and Kellon Thomas set to graduate following the 2016-17 season, the opportunity should be there for Justice to play meaningful minutes right off the hop at IUPUI, showcasing the skills that made him one of the best high school basketball players of all time in Kentucky.
– T. Bennett