Five-star guard R.J. Hampton recently reclassified from 2020 to 2019. He’s now the highest-rated uncommitted 2019 recruit on the market.
Earlier this month, Hampton cut Duke from his list of top schools after Tre Jones elected to return for his sophomore season. That left him with four options still on the table.
Now, Hampton has eliminated another program, according to SNY’s Adam Zagoria. He’s dropped Kentucky, and is down to Kansas, Memphis and Texas Tech.
“We will know a lot more after next week,” Hampton’s father Rod told Zagoria today. “Need to see who stays in NBA.”
The NCAA’s withdrawal deadline is Wednesday, May 29.
R.J. Hampton is down to three schools, will know more after NCAA Withdrawal Deadline May 29
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) May 23, 2019
Hampton is the No. 2 combo guard and the No. 5 overall recruit in the country, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings. He is also the top player in Texas.
For what it’s worth, Kansas is trending heavily for Hampton in his 247Sports Crystal Ball. Memphis might be full after its recent run of commitments and Texas Tech isn’t considered to be as much of a threat as the other two finalists.
Expect a decision from Hampton relatively soon.