Keisha Hampton

Position: Forward
Height: 6-2 • 189 cms
Weight: 170 lbs • 77 kgs
School: DePaul University ‘12
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

USA Basketball Notes:

  • Named to the 2011 USA World University Games Team on Aug. 3, 2011.
  • Participated in the 2009 USA U19 World Championship Team Trials.

College Honors:

  • Associated Press All-America honorable mention (2011).
  • State Farm/WBCA All-America honorable mention (2011).
  • State Farm/WBCA All-Region 1 (2011).
  • All-Big East Conference first team (2011) and second team (2010).
  • Big East All-Tournament Team (2011).
  • Two-time Big East All-Academic Team (2009, 2010).
  • Big East All-Freshman Team (2009).
  • Two-time Big East Freshman of the Week (2008-09).

College Notes:

  • Led the Blue Demons as a junior in 2010-11 to a school record for wins (29-7), a perfect record at home (17-0), a NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearance, and rankings in the top 10.
  • Led her team with 13.8 ppg., which ranked 13th in the conference; scored in double figures 24 times, including a career-high 28 points versus Notre Dame (2/14/11).
  • Has started in all 102 collegiate games of her career.
  • As a freshman in 2008-09, aided DePaul to a 23-10 record and the 2009 NCAA Tournament; started all 33 games and averaged a team third-best 10.4 ppg., while adding 4.6 rpg. and 1.8 apg.

High School Notes:

  • Attended Carver Engineering & Science High School (Pa.), where she averaged 20.2 ppg. and 13.5 rpg. as a senior and led her team to a 25-5 slate and its first Philadelphia Public League crown since 1997.
  • Associated Press Pennsylvania Class 3A Player of the Year (2008).
  • Southeastern Pennsylvania Player of the Year by the Philadelphia Inquirer (2008).
  • Named co-MVP of the 2008 Public League Championship title game, posted 18 points, eight boards and four blocked shots.
  • Listed on the 2008 Pennsylvania Class 3A All-State first team.
  • Won the inaugural Phoenix Award from the Phoenix Club of Philadelphia as the top senior basketball player in the Public League in 2008.
  • Was a three-time All-Public League selection.
  • The 25 victories in 2008-09 was a school record.
  • As a junior averaged 16.0 ppg. and 12.0 rpg.

Personal Notes:

  • Born on Feb. 22, 1990.
  • Daughter of John and Jennifer Hampton, has one sister, Kim, and one brother, John, Jr.
  • Father played for John Chaney at Cheyney University, helping his team capture the 1978 NCAA Division II national title and advance to the 1979 NCAA Division II Final Four.
  • Brother played four years of basketball at Mansfield University.

The Inside Scoop:

  • Has post-basketball ambitions of: becoming a sports broadcaster.
  • Favorite takeout food: cheeseburger and fries.
  • Favorite meal to make at home: steak and corn.
  • If not for basketball, would want to excel at: volleyball.
  • When she was five, wanted to be: a gymnast.
  • If she could live in any city, it would be: Chicago.
  • Plays the: violin.
  • Favorite basketball player of all time: Kobe Bryant.
  • Strangest place ever played basketball: in a small gym while in France over the summer.
  • Best hoops game ever watched: Connecticut and Syracuse’s 6OT game in the 2009 Big East Tournament.
  • Best player ever faced: Maya Moore.
  • Wants to go one-on-one against: Kobe Bryant.
  • Favorite basketball announcer: Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley.
  • Away from the court, enjoys: relaxing and watching movies.
  • Most people don’t know: that she plays the violin.
  • Most interesting place ever visited: Nice, France, because of its beauty and the memories she shared with her team while there.
  • First basketball memory: when her dad let her play against the older boys in a summer-league game when she was 9 years old.
  • This right-hander wears No. 24 because: the number 22 was already taken.
  • Three things she’d want if stranded on an island are: her phone, a basketball court and food.

College Statistics:

 

YEAR
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2010-11
36/36
189- 454
.416
62- 174
.356
135- 181
.746
177/ 4.9
575/ 16.0
89
27
61
2009-10
33/33
164- 396
.414
33- 98
.337
95- 130
.731
183/ 5.5
456/ 13.8
52
37
49
2008-09
33/33
121- 293
.413
26- 81
.321
76- 103
.738
153/ 4.6
344/ 10.4
60
31
34
Totals
102/102
474-1143
.415
121- 353
.343
306- 414
.739
513/ 5.0
1375/ 13.5
201
95
144