Siloam Springs, Ark. (November 5, 2001) - The John Brown University Golden Eagles Men’s Basketball team took another significant step towards solidifying their 2001-02 campaign with the signing of Oral Roberts University transfer Chris Cameron. Cameron is the third addition for next season to an already talented returning Golden Eagles team. JBU returns five players who averaged double figures including All-American Jahir Mejia. The Golden Eagles were 19-13 this past season finishing fourth in the traditionally strong Sooner Athletic Conference.
Cameron joined Oral Roberts University last season after averaging 15 points and 5 rebounds at Hutchinson Junior College, where he was a Region VI All-Tournament selection. He was a graduate of 5A Buhler High School in Huchinson, Kansas. His high school accomplishments included 5A All-State selection twice and being named one of the top ten high school players in the state of Kansas in 97-98. As a reserve for ORU he had season highs of 20 points against Tulsa University and 16 points against Texas Tech University.
“Chris is a perfect fit for our basketball program and for John Brown University. We are very excited about the things he can bring to our team. He can play a number of positions and really solidifies our chance to compete in the SAC next season. The SAC is loaded from top to bottom with good teams and talented players. We feel like Chris has the chance to be big contributor in our program,” coach John Sheehy.
John Brown University is a private university with an enrollment of more than 1,500 students from 46 states and 30 countries. JBU is a member of the Arkansas Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. JBU competes in the Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC), one of three conferences within the NAIA’s Region VI.