Cameron Poolton joined County Upper back when he was only 15 years of age, playing in the U16 National League team in 2016. The following season, Poolton joined the Academy which is where he spent the next three years. In 2018, Poolton aided the success of the 2018 Academy team that reached the Final Fours that season. Players that know Cameron would definitely say he is dedicated to his development on and off the court, and by the end of his journey at County Upper he had become not only an impact player but a leader and captain.
Because of his hard work and loyalty to the game, Poolton had deservingly gained a lot of interest from schools all over the USA. However universities like Midland University, University of Antelope Valley (UAV), Rutgers-Camden, Emory and Henry College and Waynesburg University stood out the most in terms of interest. After lots of consideration, research and debating between Midland and UAV, Cameron committed to Midland University based in Fremont, Nebraska.
Cameron said, “I chose Midland because I straight away felt at home. The coaches are very supportive and the community seems like a great fit for me. The academic program for business is also very good so that is a plus. Overall, after virtual tours and speaking with professors and coaches, I felt this would be the best place for me over the next four years to develop as a player and a person and get a good education.”
Coach Johnson added that “Cameron came to us in 2016, he was still new to the game so a little raw but had a big heart in wanting to learn and develop as both a person and a player. Cameron had some great role models that took him under their wing during his County Upper journey like Bradley Day and Sam Kesinro to name a few. He developed quickly within our programme and I am glad to have had the opportunity to help him grow while also opening the door to his goal of playing college basketball in the USA.”
We wish Cameron Poolton all the best going overseas to play in America next season, and hopefully he will continue to represent County Upper in the Poolton way! Once in the Wolfpack, you’re always in the Wolfpack.
If players are interested in joining our basketball academy and would be interested in following in Cameron’s footsteps, please contact Coach Johnson on firstname.lastname@example.org