By Matt Sugam
D’Von Campbell is officially a member of the Rutgers basketball program after signing his National Letter of Intent, the school announced.
The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Campbell was the point guard at Hutchinson (Kan.) County College, averaging 12.1 points and 4.0 assists per game while helping guide them to a 31-4 record and the No. 1 ranking in the nation during the season on a team that has all five of its starters going Division I.
“We are very excited to welcome D’Von into our program,” head coach Eddie Jordan said in a statement. “He’s a quality young man who will be an asset to our backcourt. He’s quick, competitive and has experience.”
He played under Tim Floyd at UTEP as a freshman, averaging 2.3 points, 1.1 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 11 minutes per game, before transferring to Hutchinson.
“I chose Rutgers because its a wonderful community,” Campbell previously told SNY.tv. “Coach Jordan is a cool and relaxed guy who was easy to talk to. The players returning are excellent guys and I got along with them.”
“He’s real smart, he’s heady point guard, he has good penetrating skillset,” Hutchinson assistant Jay Cyriac perviously told SNY.tv.
“He played with a bunch of good players here,” he added. “One going to Fresno, one going to Long Beach State, he played with high-level players in big games. He’s a smart kid, he doesn’t get in trouble, it’s like having a coach on the floor.”
Campbell is the second player Rutgers has officially signed from the class of 2013 following wing Craig Brown.