- Oct 23, 2006
I personally think Hampton is just on another level athletically (vertical and speed - you blink and he's already across the court) and he looks like it against pros as well. He simply outleaps or outruns his competition in the ABL.Isn't Hampton a lot like Romeo Langford? Both former high school stars who slipped a bit, inconsistent jumper, about the same size. Just seems hard to develop two of the same type of player.
I think the criticism is fair and RJ Hampton loses his handle at times driving. What O'Conner and others have said is that he's an inconsistent shooter but his upper half form looks good. If he is able to improve his lower half form (legs), he has the potential to be a lot more consistent here. His free-throw percentage last year though was abysmal at .679 and may point to him not being a consistent shooter despite good form.
To my eyes, RJ Hampton looks like the superior player of the two and has a higher ceiling, I would be very happy with this selection.