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Potential top five pick R.J. Hampton to reclassify, enroll in 2019


A potential top five pick in the 2020 NBA Draft just came on the market.

R.J. Hampton announced on Tuesday that he will officially be reclassifying and enrolling in college this offseason, making him eligible for the 2019-2020 college basketball season and the 2020 draft.

A 6-foot-5 lead guard from Texas, Hampton has the size and length that you need out of a point guard in the modern game. He’s not an athlete of the caliber of a John Wall or a Russell Westbrook, but he’s functional with a quality feel for the game. He has a terrific all-around game, although he can stand to improve his perimeter shooting, and he has the tools to one day be a really good defender. Physical upside combined with basketball IQ is exactly what you want out of a basketball player, and that’s what Hampton has.

The question of where he ends up is even more interesting. As it stands, his final four, according to 247 Sports, is Kansas, Kentucky, Memphis and Texas Tech.