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RJ Hampton 2020 NBA Draft Profile: Bio, Stats, and analysis.

RJ Hampton

Height: 6’5

Weight: 185 LBS

Position: Point Guard

Team: New Zealand Breakers

Age: 19

When commitment day came RJ Hampton the #4 ranked high school basketball prospects on the ESPN top 100 shocked the country deciding to play overseas in the NBL for the New Zealand Breakers. This decision came as such a shock due to the offers he had received from the likes of; Duke, Kansas, University of Kentucky, Memphis, Baylor, Florida, and FSU. Since arriving in New Zealand Hampton has been nothing but lackluster and disappointing averaging; 8.8 PPG, 2.4 APG, and 3.8 RPG on 40% shooting from the field.

Strengths & Weaknesses

Strengths 

  • His handles are elite
  • Plays with constant intensity on the offensive side
  • Smooth Shooting stroke
  • Hampton is a very good slasher
  • Draws fouls well once in the paint
  • Solid mid-range jump shot

Weaknesses

  • Small frame
  • Not a very good rebounder
  • Shot selection is atrocious
  • Needs to get stronger to be a better defender
  • Can improve his 3-POINT shot only shooting 29.5% from beyond the arc last year
  • Needs to improve playing without the ball in his hands

BEST FIT

Verdict

RJ Hampton is a speedy one-dimensional combo guard who offers little to no defense despite his size. For him to be a capable role/bench player he will need to fill out his frame and learn to play without the ball being constantly in his hands. My ceiling for him is a role player who will give you decent minutes and occasionally have a 20 point game.

Pro Highlights
Senior Year High School

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