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Tuesday / October 23.
  • R.J. Hampton hosts Kansas, Kentucky visit up next

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    1. By ADAM ZAGORIA 
    R.J. Hampton, the Class of 2020 point guard from Little Elm (TX), hosted Kansas on Monday at his high school.

    Hampton met with Kansas head coach Bill Self and assistant Jerrance Howard about their interest in him.

    “[Self] said that R.J. has really earned the right to be recruited by the best of the best programs,” said Rod Hampton, the player’s father. “All of them are great programs but he has to find the best fit that’s going to let him be R.J.

    “At Kansas they can check a lot of the boxes he needs to be successful.”

    Hampton is coming off a recent official visit to Memphis along with fellow Class of 2020 star Jalen Green. Class of 2019 big man James Wiseman was also at Memphis that week for an unofficial, and stressed to Hampton that he’d like him to reclass to 2019 and join forces with him.

    Hampton is currently in the Class of 2020, but could potentially reclass down the road.

    He won’t attend Kansas’ ‘Late Night in the PHog,’ but will be at the USA Basketball minicamp in Colorado Springs, Col., Oct 5-7, and will then visit Kentucky for Big Blue Madness Oct. 12.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.