School: Bishop McGuinness
Travel Team: NC Spartans
Freshman Season: N/A
Sophomore Season: 13.6 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 3.0 APG, 59% FG
What Was Recently Said: There’s a slew of valuable contributors on this NC Spartans roster, but Campbell always seems to stand out as their leader by example. He’s a smart, poised, unselfish point guard with length, athleticism, and a well-rounded skillset. Campbell offers a balanced approach offensively and looks to get others involved whenever possible, but actively scores the ball from all levels. He’s a quality passer, defender, and rebounder who outworks his assignment on both ends of the floor. Campbell has the tools to have a breakout high school season.
Similar to the previous entry, John Campbell should see a massive uptick in production following the departure of Bishop McGuinness’ recent leader. He’s a long, wiry, intelligent point guard with a nice blend of skill and athleticism. Campbell is great at getting downhill, touching the paint, and finishing or making the correct read with the ball in his hands. However, he’s also a reliable shooter and can score from all levels—though he typically prefers to get others involved as much as possible. Campbell has consistently stood as a leader on both ends of the floor throughout the summer season. His production should only continue to skyrocket going forward.
What To Expect:
Given the departures of multiple key pieces, John Campbell should be seen as the clear two-way leader of this group. He’s a smart, heady floor general with a great combination of size, skill, and athleticism. Campbell displays great instincts with the ball in his hands, showing an understanding of how to consistently get others involved while still taking advantage of available scoring opportunities. He’s a quality decision-maker with an unselfish approach and willingness to make the best possible play on every possession. Campbell is a reliable scorer from all levels, but is arguably the most difficult to contain when attacking the basket—where he’s able to finish with craftiness or meet opponents above the rim. He utilizes his length and sharp instincts well defensively to force turnovers at the point of attack. Campbell plays the passing lanes well, provides constant effort, and produces in seemingly every setting. He certainly has a place at the next level, and should continue trending upward as potentially one of the most notable players to emerge from Bishop McGuinness.