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Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Ralph Sampson III

College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
MinnesotaCOMMITTED (10/25/2007)OfferedNoneTubby Smith
ClemsonNoneOfferedNone
Georgia TechNoneOfferedNone
KentuckyNoneOfferedNone
MarylandNoneOfferedNone

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 Rivals.com. 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 Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting

Rivals.com 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 state02/16/2008GopherIllustrated.com
Sampson having stellar year01/10/2008GopherIllustrated.com
Sampson puts up trible-double12/08/2007GopherIllustrated.com
Early signing period class rankings11/27/2007Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Early signing period conference breakdown11/27/2007Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Matta keeps talent coming to Columbus11/23/2007Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Fastbreak Friday: Officials winding down11/02/2007Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Sampson sold on Tubby10/25/2007GopherIllustrated.com
Big decision for big man10/25/2007Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Sampson to decide soon10/24/2007GopherIllustrated.com
Sampson down to four10/17/2007Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Fastbreak Friday: Taking in the madness10/12/2007Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Maryland getting serious with Sampson10/04/2007TerrapinSportsReport.com
Fastbreak Friday: Busy season09/28/2007Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Sampson comments on U visit09/09/2007GopherIllustrated.com
Fastbreak Friday: Huge weekend for visits09/07/2007Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Video: Ralph Sampson in the paint08/30/2007Rivals.com
Sampson impressed with Kentucky08/26/2007Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Best of the rest: Centers08/24/2007Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Fastbreak Friday: Hitting the road08/24/2007Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Sampson's attention now on visits08/17/2007GopherIllustrated.com
Sampson taking visits08/15/2007Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Indiana still a possibility for PF Sampson07/13/2007Peegs.com
LeBron James: Sunday action07/09/2007Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Sampson is coming into his own06/12/2007Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
NIKE Memorial Day Classic eye catchers05/31/2007Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Georgia center close to a decision?05/30/2007GopherIllustrated.com
PHOTO GALLERY: More sights from MDC05/28/2007CatsIllustrated.com
PHOTO GALLERY: Memorial Day Classic05/26/2007CatsIllustrated.com
Sampson getting heavy interest from U05/18/2007GopherIllustrated.com
PHOTO GALLERY: Boo Williams Invitational04/07/2007Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Sampson headed into spring with momentum03/07/2007Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Sampson turning the page12/04/2006Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
NBAPA Camp Insight – Post Player Training06/22/2006HoyaReport.com
Young Ralph Sampson: future star01/19/2005Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting

Stats

Games
Year RebBlkPts
2006 (Jr.)11.05.014.0
2004 (Fr.)10.0-12.0