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USA Basketball Notes

  • Gold Medals: 2017 FIBA Americas U16 Championship and 2018 FIBA U17 World Cup.
  • As a member of the 2018 USA U17 World Cup Team, played in just the final two games after being sidelined by injury in exhibition play and averaged 7.5 ppg. to help the USA to a 7-0 record and gold medal from June 30-July 8 in Santa Fe, Argentina.
  • As a member of the 2017 USA Men’s U16 National Team, helped the USA to a 5-0 record and gold medal at the 2017 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
  • Took part in the 2017 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team October Minicamp.
  • Participated in the 2016 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team October Minicamp.

College Notes

  • Is currently considering University of Arizona, UCLA, Duke University, University of Kansas, University of Kentucky, University of North Carolina, Oklahoma State University and University of Texas.

High School Honors

  • 2018 USA Today All-Texas first team.
  • 2018 MaxPreps Sophomore All-America first team.
  • 2017 MaxPreps Freshman All-America first team.
  • 2017 and 2018 Texas Association of Basketball Coaches 5A All-State. 
  • 2017 Dallas Morning News Newcomer of the Year.
  • 2017 District 14-15A MVP.
  • 2017 Inside High School Sports Newcomer of the Year.
  • 2017 all-state and all-region first team.

High School Notes

  • Has played two varsity seasons at Little Elm High School (Little, Elm, Texas).
  • As a sophomore in 2017-18, averaged 30.3 ppg., 8.0 rpg. and 6.6 apg. to help his team to a 28-8 record.
  • As a freshman in 2016-17, started in all 34 games and averaged 24.8 ppg., 8.0 rpg., 4.9 apg., 3.2 spg. and 2.3 bpg. to help his team to a 29-5 record and a District 14-15A championship. 
  • Competed for RMS Elite U16 in the 2017 Nike EYBL.

Personal Notes

  • Son of Markita and Rod Hampton; has one younger brother, Ryan (9).
  • Born in Dallas, Texas.
  • Full name is Roderick Hampton Jr., but goes by R.J.
  • Earned his school’s President’s Award and was on the A Honor Roll as a freshman.
  • Grandfather, Richard Evans, served in Vietnam.
  • Father played basketball at Southern Methodist University and professionally in the CBA and Europe. 

The Scoop

  • Twitter: @RjHampton14
  • Instagram: @rjhampton14
  • First played basketball: at age 3.
  • Top five movies: Talladega Nights, The Silence of the Lambs, The Lion King, Norbit and Rush Hour.
  • Favorite player: Kobe Bryant.
  • Favorite class: Geometry.

USA Basketball Statistics

2017 U16
5/0 73/14.6 17-36 .472 5-15 .333 6-8 .750 16/3.2 45/9.0 13 2 1 9

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