PISCATAWAY, N.J. (May 14, 2013) - Rutgers men’s basketball coach Eddie Jordan announced today that point guard D’Von Campbell (Arlington, Texas) has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete for the Scarlet Knights. Campbell averaged 12.1 points and 4.0 assists at Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College this past season to help the Blue Dragons to the NJCAA No. 1 ranking during the regular season en route to a 31-4 overall record.
“We are very excited to welcome D’Von into our program,” said Jordan. “He’s a quality young man who will be an asset to our backcourt. He’s quick, competitive and has experience.”
Campbell (6-0, 174) scored in double digits 20 times as a sophomore at Hutchinson in 2012-13, including a season-high 21 points on two occasions under head coach Steve Eck. He dished out five-or-more assists 11 times, including eight helpers in a 78-65 win over Dodge City Community College.
Campbell arrived at HCC after playing his freshman season at UTEP in 2011-12. He played in 23 games (four starts) for the Miners, averaging 11.5 minutes and 2.3 points-per-contest under head coach Tim Floyd. In his first collegiate start, he had 10 points (4-for-6 FGs), four rebounds and two assists in 19 minutes against UC Riverside. He also posted 11 points in a starting role at New Mexico State.
Campbell was the District 4-5A Co-Offensive Player of the Year as a senior at Bowie High School in 2010-11. He averaged 19.0 points and 6.0 assists to also garner all-state, all-region and all-area honors. A four-year varsity letterman, he helped the Volunteers to a 78-26 record in three seasons as a starter, including the District 4-5A title as a junior.