Joe Hampton, ladies and gentlemen!
|High School||Oak Hill Academy|
Starz 'n Sheetz
Rankings: 247 Sports - 3-star, #211 overall / Rivals - 3-star, #114 overall / Scout - 3-star / ESPN - 3-star, 79 rating
Offers: DePaul, Maryland, Xavier, Georgetown, Virginia Tech, Boston College, Texas A&M, Providence
You might remember Joe Hampton from his original verbal commitment to Penn State in August of last year, or perhaps his decommitment from Penn State in March of this year. Well, he's back. Earlier today on Twitter, Hampton broke the news himself that he is recommitting to the Nittany Lions:
I decided to commit back to Penn State University ⚪️— young joseph (@JoeH_25) May 15, 2015
In August of 2014, Hampton committed to Penn State as a consensus 4-star player who was getting set to begin his junior season at the prestigious Oak Hill Academy. While the starzzz may have fallen off slightly, Penn State is still getting a very talented player, at a huge position of need. Full credit to Pat Chambers and Dwayne Anderson for keeping on Joe, and securing his commitment for a second time.
Hampton's height probably works against him to some degree when it comes to the rankings, as he falls in that awkward spot between a prototypical power forward, and a small forward. Nevermind though, as he has continually shown impressive skill.
|1||F - Brandon Taylor||G - Geno Thorpe||C - Julian Moore^||F - Michael Watkins|
|2||F - Donovon Jack||C - Julian Moore^||F - Payton Banks^||F - Deividas Zemgulis|
|3||C - Jordan Dickerson||F - Payton Banks^||G - Isaiah Washington||G - Josh Reaves|
|4||G - Devin Foster||G - Isaiah Washington||G - Shep Garner||G - Nazeer Bostick|
|5||G - Geno Thorpe||G - Shep Garner||F - Michael Watkins||F - Joe Hampton
|6||C - Julian Moore^||F - Michael Watkins||F - Deividas Zemgulis|
|7||F - Payton Banks^||F - Deividas Zemgulis||G - Josh Reaves|
|8||G - Isaiah Washington||G - Josh Reaves||G - Nazeer Bostick|
|9||G - Shep Garner||G - Nazeer Bostick||F - Joe Hampton|
|10||F - Michael Watkins||F - Joe Hampton
|11||F - Deividas Zemgulis|
|12||G - Josh Reaves|
^Used a redshirt year