D’Von Campbell signs his National Letter of Intent to play at Rutgers

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.”

Campbell – who has two years of eligibility left – will help fill the void left by Jerome Seagears and Eli Carter, who have both transferred from Rutgers.

“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.

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