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

1on1 Interview with R.J.

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
  • O.J. Mayo’s upside

Draft Projection

Lottery to mid first round pick in the 2020 NBA Draft

Videos


2020 Shooting Guards

  1. Anthony Edwards – 6-5 – Georgia
  2. Devin Vassell – 6-7- Florida State
  3. R.J. Hampton – 6-5 – NZ Breakers (NBL)
  4. Desmond Bane – 6-6 – TCU
  5. Jahmi’us Ramsey – 6-4 – Texas Tech
  6. Josh Green – 6-6 – Arizona (Australia)
  7. Cassius Stanley – 6-6 – Duke
  8. Tyrese Maxey – 6-3 – Kentucky
  9. Elijah Hughes – 6-6 – Syracuse
  10. Immanuel Quickley – 6-4 – Kentucky
  11. Isaiah Joe – 6-5 – Arkansas 
  12. Mason Jones – 6-5 – Arkansas
  13. Jalen Harris – 6-5 – Nevada
  14. Nate Hinton – 6-5 – Houston
  15. Jay Scrubb – 6-6 – JUCO (Louisville)
  16. Skylar Mays – 6-4 – LSU
  17. Karim Mane – 6-5 – Montreal, Canada
  18. Malcolm Cazalon – 6-6 – France 
  19. Myles Powell – 6-3 – Seton Hall
  20. John Petty – 6-6 – Alabama