R.J. Hampton

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: PG SGHT: 6-5WT: 175YEAR: 01
BORN: 2/7/01WING: NAREACH: NAFROM: NZ Breakers
(Little Elm, Texas)

Draft Notes

Hampton is a silky smooth combo guard who has good size and can light up the scoreboard. He’s a good three point shooter and an exciting ball handler who can take over games with his offensive ability.

Has pure point guard instincts and can also score the ball in bunches, giving him a lot of versatility to play on or off the ball. He plays with his head up and tends to make the right basketball play.

Has great handles and dribble-drive ability and can float into the lane for acrobatic layups. Uses the dribble well to probe at the defense and is tough to guard one on one. Has a nice turn-around J and an impressive mid range game for a young guard.

His shooting stroke is quick and pure with excellent mechanics and a nice release point. Shoots an effortless three point shot.

He’s thin and light and needs to add a lot of weight to his frame. His lack of strength limits his interior defense, rebounding ability and ability to finish through contact.

Hampton had a solid stint playing in New Zealand, gaining confidence and earning more minutes over the course of the season.


Comparisons

  • Jamal Murray with extra bounce
  • O.J. Mayo’s upside

Draft Projection

Lottery to mid first round pick in the 2020 NBA Draft

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2020 Shooting Guards

  1. Anthony Edwards – 6-5 – Georgia
  2. R.J. Hampton – 6-5 – NZ Breakers (NBL)
  3. Devin Vassell – 6-7- Florida State
  4. Josh Green – 6-6 – Arizona (Australia)
  5. Cassius Stanley – 6-6 – Duke
  6. Tyrese Maxey – 6-3 – Kentucky
  7. Jahmi’us Ramsey – 6-4 – Texas Tech
  8. Isaiah Joe – 6-5 – Arkansas 
  9. Desmond Bane – 6-6 – TCU
  10. Elijah Hughes – 6-6 – Syracuse
  11. Jay Scrubb – 6-6 – JUCO (Louisville) 
  12. Malcolm Cazalon – 6-6 – France 
  13. Immanuel Quickley – 6-4 – Kentucky
  14. Myles Powell – 6-3 – Seton Hall
  15. John Petty – 6-6 – Alabama