Back in February, 2020 five-star combo guard RJ Hampton announced on Twitter that he was down to five schools, with Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Memphis, and TCU making the final cut.
Today, Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog.com spoke to Hampton’s father, who said the 6-foot-4 prospect out of Little Elm, TX is now down to four.
The hometown TCU Horned Frogs were dropped from contention, while Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, and Memphis remain in the running.
Hampton confirmed the report with a Twitter post of his own.
and then there were 4…
— 14 (@RjHampton14) April 6, 2019
To add even more intrigue to the situation, Hampton’s father said reclassifying to 2019 is still a “strong” option.
RJ Hampton’s dad tells me they’re at 4 schools now w/ Duke, UK, Kansas and Memphis and may cut to 3 soon. Reclassifying to 2019 is still a strong option. They will look at what PGs go to the NBA, including what Tre Jones does at Duke. Story coming later.
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) April 6, 2019
Sources tell KSR that if freshman point guard Ashton Hagans decides to make a jump to the NBA, the UK coaching staff is expected to make a strong push for Hampton to reclassify and join their 2019 recruiting class.
Hampton is close with Kentucky signee Tyrese Maxey, with sources telling KSR that the two have spoken about playing at UK together next season.
As Zagoria mentioned, Hampton will be monitoring Tre Jones’ situation at Duke and his upcoming NBA decision. As of today, the Blue Devils and the Wildcats are garnering the majority of the buzz, with Memphis hanging right in the thick of things, as well.