Basketball recruiting profile: 2019 Einstein guard Camren Ashby

Name: Camren Ashby, @1_and_only_cam

Class: 2019

School: Albert Einstein, Montgomery County

Position: Point guard

Height/Weight: 5-9, 150

Weighted GPA: 3.28

SAT score: 1250

AAU team: None

Offers: None

Strengths: Playmaking. High motor. Active hands. Always looks to get others involved, but knows when to put it on the deck / take matters into his own hands. Finishes with contact.

Notes: Averaged 11.7 points per game as a junior; also led team in assists (4.3) and shot 35 percent from deep. Put up 20 points in the 49-43 loss to Richard Montgomery in the Maryland Elite Varsity Basketball Summer League quarterfinals. Competes on the varsity track team. Wants to major in sports medicine.

2019 Einstein guard Camren Ashby doesn’t have any college offers or interest at the moment, but if the rising senior continues to perform like he did Monday night versus Richard Montgomery in the Maryland Elite Varsity Basketball Summer League playoffs, he’s bound to play at the next level.

The Titans fell short in the summer league quarterfinals, 49-43, but Ashby’s 20 points and playmaking kept his short-handed team within striking distance for the entire 28 minutes against a much taller Richard Montgomery.

Tenth-seeded Einstein, which upset sixth-seeded Sherwood last week in the first round, ends the Summer League at 5-6 overall.

“I think we had a great summer,” Ashby said. “Nobody counted us to make it at least this far. We beat Sherwood, who was supposed to beat us. And we were close enough to beat RM. We didn’t make enough shots.”

Last season as a junior, Ashby led the Titans to a 12-11 record and ranked second on the team in scoring at 11.7 points per game. He also averaged 4.3 assists, 3.1 rebounds, 1.2 steals while shooting 43 percent overall and 35 percent from deep.

After losing five of its top seven scorers, Ashby will shoulder the load on offense — tasked with scoring from all over the court and, most importantly, act as the table-setter for others.

When asked about his strengths, the rising senior said, “Playmaking. I’m great at driving. I like to get my players open. I need to work on my jump shot a little bit though.”

Ashby said his focus is honing his pull-up jumper and building upper body strength. On Monday, Ashby converted two three-point plays and exploited crevices in the lane, around the towering Richard Montgomery frontcourt of 6-9 Will Davenport and 6-6 Djodje Orceu.

“You have to be able to get past a player and finish through contact,” he said. “I feel like my finishing [at the rim] has improved, definitely. I used to miss like a couple chippy, wide-open shots. As you saw tonight, I had a bunch of and-ones.”

When asked about expectations for the upcoming 2018-19 season, Ashby said, “I think we’ll do fine. We’ll make a decent amount of noise in the playoffs. Teams are going to write us off because of our size. But we do hustle and play together as a team and that should make us better.”