Sioux Falls- Cam McCaffrey wasn't planning on going to Augustana coming out of high school in Oregon.
"I was all set to go to a school in Oregon, but they lost scholarships, so my recruiting opened late. It was late in my senior year and I needed a school, and Augustana called." says McCaffrey.
"My assistant kept calling him, and then I saw him play and I started calling him and we kept calling. I remember when he was in my car, he said do you think I'll play a lot as a freshman, I said it's a tough league. He said to you think I'll be all conference, I said no, does that mean you are coming, he said he was coming and he was all-conference as a freshman." says head coach Tom Billeter.
Things worked out. McCaffrey went on to become Augie's all-time leading scorer, breaking the mark set by his teammate of three years Cody Schilling. He also had a career high 40 point night in win over the University of Mary this season.
Looking back, he didn't know he'd have this kind of career.
"I didn't know what the competition would be like in Division II. But I knew I could control how hard I worked, and that's what I did every day and it's been great." says McCaffrey.
"He's a better student at Augie then he was in high school. He's a 3.5, great kid all around." says Billeter.
McCaffrey's main goal, get back to the NCAA Regional for a third time in his career.
"We got there as a freshman, and have been close to going to special places, that's been my goal every year." says McCaffrey.