RJ Hampton

Position:  PG                From:  New Zealand (USA)                       Class/YOB: 2001

Height: 6’5                        Weight: 185                        Wingspan:

Strengths:

  • Ideal size. Has long arms and a projectable frame
  • Excels in transition with his speed and handle. Slashes to the rim effectively. He gets low on drives and has the body control to finish in a variety of ways in the paint.
  • Strong passing instincts. He was the best point guard in his class before reclassifying and going overseas. Understands how to drive and kick or find his bigs on dump offs
  • Played off the ball overseas more than you’d expect. Showed the ability to get out on the break and attack closeouts. He is prepared to play either guard spot given the lineup
  • Creates problems with his length defensively. He’s not as dominant as he could be on that end, but he is a quick and lanky guard that covers a lot of ground
  • A ton of untapped potential with his quickness, ball-handling, and defensive upside. Not to mention how good he could be if his jump shot becomes reliable

Weaknesses:

  • Shooting remains a point of improvement. He has a lot of shots that come out flat. The ball slings in front of his face a little too much
  •  His body still needs time to mature. Everything about his frame suggests that he will be in a good spot given time, but he isn’t there yet
  • Effort on defense is on and off. Not uncommon for a young player
  • His pull-up footwork isn’t horrible, but the consistency isn’t there right now. Refining that release point could be the difference
  • Impact varies game by game. Playing against grown men, it’s not unheard of for a young prospect. Has to maintain a level of intensity regardless of playing time and touches
PPG:RPG:APG:SPG:BPG:TPG:FG%3PT%FT%
8.83.92.41.10.31.540.7%29.5%67.9%