One offer for Hampton

One offer has already come in for one of the top forwards on the East Coast in the class of 2016.

Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha Catholic has produced numerous big time college basketball players over the past several years, and one who could potentially add to that number is Joe Hampton. The 6-foot-6 power forward had a good showing at the Hoop Group Future All-American Camp to finish up a strong summer in which he was a key cog for DC Assault.

"This week I think I played well," said Hampton of his close to the summer. "I think I showed a lot of coaches and scouts what I could do all July long with my inside and outside game."

Like former DC Assault product Kris Jenkins, Hampton knows he has to continue to tone up his body, and keeps working hard to improve all aspects of his game.

"So far I have been really working on my agility on my quickness," said Hampton. "I am trying to slim out and change my game to be able to play all over."

Recruiting wise Hampton has been on the radar since even before he played a high school game, and the 2016 prospect already has one offer to his name.

"I have an offer from Xavier," Hampton explained. "I also have a lot of interest from Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Miami, Maryland, Notre Dame, Syracuse, and Georgetown."

The offer from Xavier came after the Musketeers saw Hampton play in the spring, and he said it was big to get that first offer his way.

"It showed that I have been working hard," said Hampton of the offer. "I know they have a good program and their assistant coach is from my area, so it was good to get that offer."

One school that has been doing very well recruiting the area is Maryland, and Hampton is excited to be hearing from the Terrapins.

"It is an honor because I like the program and the coaches," said Hampton. "It is just an honor to hear from Maryland."

For now Hampton is just looking at all options and hopes to learn as much as he can about all the schools on his list before making any kind of decision down the road.


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