University of Alabama Birmingham offers Rhea County Basketball duo
Dayton, TN — Two Rhea County High School basketball players, Haley Cameron and Mallory Hampton recently returned from elite basketball camp at the University of Alabama Birmingham. During the camp both rising junior lady eagle players were offered by University of Alabama Birmingham. Both girls were very excited about receiving the offer. Hampton is coming off “Player of the Year” honors in District 6-AAA and Haley was selected All-District for the Lady Eagles. Mallory was a “Best of Preps” team selection by the Chattanooga Free-Press this year.
Recently I caught up with the duo at a local basketball camp and they talked about their offer and their time together on the basketball court over the years. Coach Darvin Gill also talked about the two players and their play on the court. Both players are also excited about the upcoming 2018-19 season.
Coach Gill said, “They were at same elite camp and received the offer at the same time. It is a big deal. I am very proud of those young ladies. When you try to build a program you want girls who can play at the next level. It is exciting stuff for the Rhea County basketball program.’
Haley Cameron said, “We are very excited. At the elite camp we played a lot of two on two and I think that helped us the most.”
Mallory Hampton said, “We have been played together since second grade. We know each other pretty well.”
“Haley said, “The aspect of my game I want to improve the most is my defense.”
Mallory said, “I really want to work on all aspects of my game. I want to work on my handles, shooting and pull-up-jump shot.”