R.J. Hampton is a playmaking point guard from Dallas who many recruiting insiders have ranked in the top six of his graduating class. Until Tuesday, Hampton was the highest-ranked unsigned prospect, meaning he hadn’t announced where he would play college basketball.
But then Hampton summoned us to the national broadcast of ESPN’s morning highlights program, Get Up, billed as an announcement about his future. He had narrowed his list to Kansas, Memphis and Texas Tech—his dad even gave an interview evaluating the three programs and what benefits they offered his son.
However, Hampton announced that he wouldn’t be attending college at all.