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Ralph Sampson III

Rivals Rating 4 stars

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MinnesotaCOMMITTED (10/25/2007)NoneTubby Smith
Georgia TechNoneNone

Scouting Report on Ralph Sampson III

by Jerry Meyer - 08/15/2007
A poised and skilled player with the basketball in his hands, Sampson has a soft shooting touch out to 17-feet. He can get in trouble at times putting the ball on the floor in traffic, but Sampson generally makes the right decision with the basketball. Not overly athletic, Sampson is, however, a smart defensive player, who uses positioning and fundamentals to succeed.

Jerry Meyer serves as a national scout and recruiting analyst for He played at Lipscomb University where be became college basketball's all-time career assist leader. Meyer earned Mr. Basketball honors in the state of Tennessee as a high school junior and senior. He has served as an assistant coach at Vanderbilt and also co-authored the book, "Basketball Skills and Drills."

Latest News

Big finish: Risers in the Rivals15004/23/2008 Basketball Recruiting recruiting analysts Jerry Meyer and Justin Young take a closer look at some of the big movers in the final Rivals150 for the 2008 class. Lilburn (Ga.) Berkmar small forward Wesley Witherspoon jumps more than 20 spots.

Sampson leads Northview to state02/16/
Sampson having stellar year01/10/
Sampson puts up trible-double12/08/
Early signing period class rankings11/27/ Basketball Recruiting
Early signing period conference breakdown11/27/ Basketball Recruiting
Matta keeps talent coming to Columbus11/23/ Basketball Recruiting
Fastbreak Friday: Officials winding down11/02/ Basketball Recruiting
Sampson sold on Tubby10/25/
Big decision for big man10/25/ Basketball Recruiting
Sampson to decide soon10/24/
Sampson down to four10/17/ Basketball Recruiting
Fastbreak Friday: Taking in the madness10/12/ Basketball Recruiting
Maryland getting serious with Sampson10/04/
Fastbreak Friday: Busy season09/28/ Basketball Recruiting
Sampson comments on U visit09/09/
Fastbreak Friday: Huge weekend for visits09/07/ Basketball Recruiting
Video: Ralph Sampson in the paint08/30/
Sampson impressed with Kentucky08/26/ Basketball Recruiting
Best of the rest: Centers08/24/ Basketball Recruiting
Fastbreak Friday: Hitting the road08/24/ Basketball Recruiting
Sampson's attention now on visits08/17/
Sampson taking visits08/15/ Basketball Recruiting
Indiana still a possibility for PF Sampson07/13/
LeBron James: Sunday action07/09/ Basketball Recruiting
Sampson is coming into his own06/12/ Basketball Recruiting
NIKE Memorial Day Classic eye catchers05/31/ Basketball Recruiting
Georgia center close to a decision?05/30/
PHOTO GALLERY: More sights from MDC05/28/
PHOTO GALLERY: Memorial Day Classic05/26/
Sampson getting heavy interest from U05/18/
PHOTO GALLERY: Boo Williams Invitational04/07/ Basketball Recruiting
Sampson headed into spring with momentum03/07/ Basketball Recruiting
Sampson turning the page12/04/ Basketball Recruiting
NBAPA Camp Insight – Post Player Training06/22/
Young Ralph Sampson: future star01/19/ Basketball Recruiting


Year RebBlkPts
2006 (Jr.)
2004 (Fr.)10.0-12.0