Posted On: 09/29/18 10:23 PM

Rose Hill 2020 guard Koby Campbell is looking forward to putting together a big junior season after a strong summer competing on the grassroots circuit.

An all-around player, Campbell is capable of getting into the lane and finishing in traffic, gets to the free throw line, and can spot up and knock down 3-pointers. He takes pride in his defense and brings a lot of energy to the court as well.

Campbell spent the offseason competing for NLHA 16U squad going up against tough competition and says the experience has helped him sharpen his game.

“This summer has been great all around for me,” Campbell said. “We played against highly competitive teams, and I really felt like I came into my own and took my game to another level this summer. This will help me once school season starts to play with more confidence. 

“I’m not only looking forward to being a better player but also a leader. We have a great team coming back this year, and I’m excited to get to work.”

Campbell says he has been spending the workout season working on shooting the 3 off the bounce which he hopes will open more opportunities to score on at three levels. 

He says his dad, who he grew up with coaching his teams, has been the biggest influence on his basketball career to date.  

“I pretty much learned the game from him,” Campbell said. “He’s been helping to coach me since I can remember. We spend lots of time watching game film together, not just mine but other players. We talk almost everyday about my game and ways to improve.”

A fan of NBA point guard Damian Lillard, Campbell says he appreciates how the all-star is able to get to the lane and make plays.

“He’s not flashy, but everything he does has a purpose,” Campbell says.

Although he does not currently hold any offers, Campbell says he has heard from various college coaches at the D1, D2 and NAIA levels.

“I haven’t taken any visits yet,” he says. “I’m really looking forward to the recruiting process over the next couple years.”