PG Campbell Breaks Down Rutgers Commitment

Hutchinson (Kansas) point guard D'Von Campbell became the second verbal commitment to Eddie Jordan since he took over the Rutgers program. Campbell officially visited campus yeterdsy and left with a scholarship offer and a verbal commitment made.

Hutchinson (Kansas) guard D'Von Campbell has been through the process before but his first time in Division I basketball did not work out. Transferring out of UTEP and down to junior college, the experience humbled Campbell and made him hungrier for another chance.

With Eddie Jordan now in charge at Rutgers, Campbell got his chance on an official visit and jumped on it by verbally committing to the Scarlet Knights.

"I'm very excited for this opportunity given to me by coach Jordan," Campbell said shortly after committing. "Going down from D-1 to a JuCo makes you more humble. It makes you hungrier to play. I'm just very appreciative of this and excited to represent Rutgers basketball."

Campbell chose Rutgers over South Alabama and said it was an easy choice after taking an official visit.

"[My visit] was incredible," Campbell said. "I got to see the team work out and chill with the coaches and talk to everybody. They made me feel very comfortable. It was kind of eye-opening compared to coming from a JuCo, but I'm kind of used to it from when I was at UTEP. I'm just excited right now."

The highlight of the trip, Campbell said, was his time spend with Jordan. Jordan, a Rutgers graduate, is best known for his time as the head coach of the Washington Wizards. He has also been an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets and others.

"He is a very cool guy," Cambell said. "I felt very comfortable with him. He's just a chill guy that cares about you as a person. He talked to me a lot about the opportunity to come in and play against top competition. They need more guards and they're going to be playing in the Big Ten."

Campbell was an impact point guard for Hutch as a sophomore, where he scored 12.1 points and dished out four assists per game. He has two years of eligibility remaining and said he could finalize the paperwork to sign as early as today.

"I'd say I shoot very well for a point guard," Campbell said. "I try to get others involved before me, but I can definitely make open shots."

Campbell is the second JuCo commitment to Jordan, who signed wing Craig Brown last week.


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