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John Calipari Treated to Excellent Performance by 2020 Guard R.J. Hampton


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On the first night of the live recruiting period, John Calipari spent the night watching elite recruits like James Wiseman, Vernon Carey and Tyrese Maxey in the Nike EYBL.  This morning he left one Dallas gym for another.  Calipari had like what he saw at the Under Armour Association.

R.J. Hampton was the best player in the gym and Coach Cal got a front row seat to watch him do work.

The 6’4″ combo guard is considered the No. 4 player overall in the class of 2020.  In last night’s debut, Hampton flirted with a triple-double, finishing with 28 points, 9 assists and 8 rebounds.  This morning he had 32 points and 13 assists in front of Calipari, Bill Self and many others.

Hampton does not currently have a Kentucky scholarship offer.  Kansas is the early leader for Hampton in the 247 Crystal Ball.  Duke and Texas are also heavily pursuing the 2020 star.

After watching Hampton, Calipari returned to the EYBL and ran into a familiar face (and I’m not talking about James Wiseman).


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR