Gilbert Christian senior guard Cameron Satterwhite, who had his final high school season wiped out with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the summer, is reopening his recruitment after meeting with Colorado this week, according to his club coach, John Ortega.
Ortega, who works for Arizona Power Basketball Academy, said that a Colorado coach told Satterwhite earlier this week that one of its wings will be coming back next season as a medical redshirt and that a scholarship wouldn’t be open to him, asking him reclassify as a 2017 recruit.
“He doesn’t want to do the prep school thing,” Ortega said. “He wants to graduate with his class, be a ’16 and play somewhere.”
Ortega, who said he was going to meet later today with Satterwhite, said he already has heard from San Francisco, Cal Poly, New Mexico and San Diego, expressing interest in Satterwhite.
Satterwhite was having a great summer playing for Arizona Power before the injury in late July on a dunk that also fractured the femur bone around his knee.
Satterwhite has had to put off surgery while the bone heals, Ortega said. Ortega said that Satterwhite is expected to have surgery by late September or early October and begin rehab in April.
“I don’t see him signing in November,” Ortega said. “It will probably be during the late signing period. He’ll have time to have surgery and heal and let coaches come and see him and let things shake out.”
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