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Orlando Magic | #13 | Guard

R.J.

Hampton

PPG

7.2

RPG

2.9

APG

2.4

PIE

7.4

6'4" | 175lb | 20 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

2020-21 SEASON: Appeared in 51 games (one start) during his rookie campaign with both Denver and Orlando, averaging 6.9 ppg., 3.5 rpg. and 1.7 apg. in 17.4 minpg.…Ranked among all NBA rookies in rebounding (T-16th)…Played in 25 games with the Nuggets, averaging 2.6 ppg. and 2.0 rpg. in 9.3 minpg.…Acquired from Denver along with Gary Harris and a future first round draft pick in exchange for Gary Clark and Aaron Gordon on Mar. 25…Played in 26 games (one start) with the Magic, averaging 11.2 ppg., 5.0 rpg. and 2.8 apg. in 25.2 minpg….Led (or tied) the Magic in scoring three times, in rebounding twice and in assists five times…Led (or tied) the Nuggets in rebounding once…Scored in double figures 16 times (all with Orlando), including a career-high 19 points on May 9 vs. Minnesota…Had 10+ rebounds three times, including a career-high 11 rebounds on May 14 @ Philadelphia…Dished out 10+ assists once – a career-high 10 assists on May 3 @ Detroit…Had three double-doubles (all with Orlando)…Had at least one steal 15 times (12 times with Orlando) and two-or-more steals six times (four times with Orlando)…Had at least one blocked shot nine times (seven times with Orlando) and two-or-more blocks once (once with Orlando)…Made his NBA debut on Dec. 28 vs. Houston, tallying two points and one rebound in 4:07 played…Scored his first NBA points on Dec. 28 vs. Houston on a layup with 23.4 seconds left in the fourth quarter…Made his first career NBA start on Apr. 4 @ Denver, tallying 16 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals in 32:44…Missed seven games (Mar. 1-17) due to health and safety protocols…Had 12 DNP-CDs with the Nuggets…Had one DNP-CD (May 16) with the Magic. CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Milwaukee in the first round (24th overall) of the 2020 NBA Draft…Draft rights traded from Milwaukee as part of a four-team, nine-player deal to Denver (Nov. 23, 2020)…Traded from Denver along with Gary Harris and a future first round draft pick to Orlando in exchange for Gary Clark and Aaron Gordon (Mar. 25, 2021).

BEFORE NBA

OVERSEAS CAREER: Played in 15 games with the New Zealand Breakers of the NBL in Australia, averaging 8.8 ppg., 3.8 rpg., 1.4 apg. and 1.18 stlpg. in 20.6 minpg.

PERSONAL LIFE

Full name is Roderick Hampton Jr.…Born in Dallas, Texas…Son of Markita and Rod Hampton…His father played basketball at Southern Methodist University and professionally in the CBA and in Europe…Has one younger brother, Ryan…Grandfather, Richard Evans, served in Vietnam…Averaged 32.0 ppg., 9.7 rpg., 6.4 apg. and 3.9 stlpg. at Little Elm High School in Little Elm, Texas…Originally intended to play college basketball in 2019-20 after reclassifying into the 2019 high school recruiting class…Won gold medals with USA Basketball at the 2017 FIBA U-16 Americas Championship and the 2018 FIBA U-17 Basketball World Cup....You can follow him on Twitter: @RjHampton14 and on Instagram: @rj14.