Brophy Prep's 6-foot-9 rising senior post Tim Kempton is coming off a very good summer performance for himself - a summer in which he raised his recruiting stock a great deal with several strong performances in July.
As a result of Kempton's play this summer, numerous college programs began showing interest in Kempton - extending scholarship offers to the skilled post prospect. Kempton received scholarship offers from numerous college programs after his play on the summer club circuit, where he led his Arizona Magic Pump N' Run-2013 team to a runner-up championship finish in the Adidas Super 64 tournament in Vegas.
I caught up with Kempton today and he advised me that he currently has four schools in mind for himself as we head into the fall, and is looking to schedule visits to each school. Kempton informed me that he plans to choose from Santa Clara, Pacific, Lehigh and Weber State.
Kempton stated that he does not have a clear leader right now in his college recruitment, but that academics will play a major role in his decision for a college program - he is looking for the best college fit of academics and athletics.
The son of former NBA veteran player and Phoenix Suns analyst Tim Kempton Sr., the younger Kempton made his impact felt this high school season - leading his team to a 23-8 record on the season and a Division-I state playoff quarterfinal finish. Kempton had his best season of his high school career for Brophy head coach Tony Fuller last season.
Kempton is also an excellent student and carries better than a 4.0 CUM GPA at one of the top academic programs in the country. He is already a full academic qualifier.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Kempton is a true post player, as he likes to play inside and score around the basket on a variety of low post moves, pump fakes and jump hooks. He also likes to step outside to the perimeter, making him a stretch-four man. Kempton has a pure shooting stroke and is consistent in his ability to make shots out to 18 feet, which makes it difficult for opposing post players to defend him. While he is not very vertical off the floor, he has a very high basketball IQ and knows how to utilize his body, while also moving very well without the basketball to be effective on the offensive end. Kempton is also a very good offensive rebounder as a result of his size and willingness to use his body to gain good inside post position. He also does not mind physical contact and gets to the free throw line as a result. Kempton also runs the floor well for his size and pushes the basketball ahead to the guard and then fills the lane for transition opportunities - a nice asset for a low post player. Kempton has the potential to be a consistent double-double low post player at the next level, which makes him very attractive as a low post prospect for the future.