Though he is relatively new to the sport, Evans High School’s Tre Campbell will be able to continue his journey in basketball at the next level.
At a ceremony held at Evans Friday, the six-foot-five forward announced his intention to play basketball for LaGrange College in the fall.
Campbell didn’t start playing organized basketball until his freshman year, but kept learning the game as a sophomore and said he hit his peak as a junior at Kendrick High School in Columbus, Ga. The family moved to the area for his senior year, and he found himself fighting for playing time behind the Knights’ talented duo of Matt Epps and Jacob Buchanan.
“My senior year I didn’t get as much PT because of the move, but I still had a great time and I still learned a lot, and now I plan to be very productive with LaGrange,” said Campbell.
As a backup he averaged 2.3 points and 4.5 rebounds per game, but LaGrange assistant coach David McGreal said they like what Campbell has to offer.
“Tre is athletically going to be a heck of a defender, rebounder, block shots,” said McGreal, who called him a great student-athlete. “He’s already developed those skills and we’re looking to develop him a little more offensively and just give him an opportunity to grow as a player.”
Campbell hasn’t waited to develop a rapport with those at the college, though.
“I visited the college at least four times to the point where people started knowing me by name,” Campbell said. “I started being cool with the administrative people and I already made some friends on the basketball team. I played basketball with them the last time I was there. So that was real cool.”
Already a performing artist with the group Royal Treatment Music Group/100 Patriots, Campbell plans on studying music technology with a minor in business.