RJ Hampton oozes high level NBA potential but one thing many don’t talk about are his attitude and work ethic. “He just seems like someone who gets it” One league executive told me. “If he isn’t a star I will be shocked” We feel the same way here at Basketball Rehab. Let’s take a closer look at RJ Hampton and learn this 5 star high school recruit a bit better.
Roderick "R. J." Hampton Jr was born February 7, 2001 and currently plays for the New Zealand Breakers of the National Basketball League (NBL).
He attended Little Elm High School in Little Elm, Texas and was considered a five-star recruit and one of the top players in his class. Hampton was recruited by top NCAA Division I programs but chose to bypass college and play professionally.
He has played for the United States under-17 and under-16 national teams. He won gold medals at the 2017 FIBA Under-16 Americas Championship and 2018 FIBA Under-17 World Cup.
Hampton possess an elite first step and explodes off the dribble. His scoring ability is really quite impressive as is his versatility. R.J. Had 11 pts , 4 asts and 3 rebs during NBL blitz. We will have to wait a bit longer but we expect an even bigger contribution when the National Basketball League season opens.