According to his father, 6-foot-9 Calvin Hampton committed to the Oregon State Beavers. Hampton is a post-grad at New Hampton under the tutelage of Coach Jamie Arsenault.
"He's got a lot of potential and I think Jay John is the guy who can get it out of him," O.J. Brooks, Hampton's father said.
Brooks, a former junior college player, once laced them up for John and was a teammate of current Beavers assistant coach Kevin Mouton. The family felt extremely comfortable with John and his staff.
"Me and Kevin [Mouton] are family and I played for Jay John in junior college," Brooks said. "The visit was perfect. Jay's a big man coach."
Just last week, Oregon State landed point guard Josh Tarver so the Beavers are in commitment mode and they probably aren't done. There is a good chance that the Beavers can score a commitment for current Compton Community College standout Wesley Washington, a former L.A.-area star.
But wait, there could be more. The Beavers are rumored to be involved with a foreign big man who is likely to be eligible this fall. We could learn this week that OSU will sign a 6-foot-11 center from Croatia.