This addition is absolutely huge for head coach Billy Kennedy and the Aggies. While at first glance one might shrug this transfer off and not think much of it, but that is hardly the case. Hampton is natural scorer, and can light up the scoreboard. However, that is not what is making him such a key addition to A&M– his veteran leadership and experience is.
Let’s take a closer look at what J.C. Hampton will bring to the table for Texas A&M:
J.C. Hampton (transferred from Lipscomb University)
Hampton brings loads of experience to Texas A&M, coming in as a fifth year senior. This is the biggest impact that Hampton possesses. The Aggies will be an extremely young team next year with only one other senior on the roster, Tavario Miller.
2. Scoring Threat
Hampton was Lipscomb’s leading scorer this past season, averaging almost 16 points per game. He also is pretty formidable in the assist category, as well as a solid shooter from behind the arc. Hampton tied a school record scoring 35 points in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Sun conference tournament this past season.
3. Ball Security
Hampton keeps a level head and will provide real stability to a young A&M squad. He has averaged less than two turnovers in the past two seasons. J.C. has also averaged about three assists per game in his career, which gives him a three to one assist to turnover ratio.
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