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Former Ohio Men's Basketball Standout Campbell To Compete For Orlando Magic In 2018 NBA Summer League

Former Ohio Men's Basketball Standout Campbell To Compete For Orlando Magic In 2018 NBA Summer League


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ORLANDO -- Former Ohio men's basketball standout forward Antonio Campbell (Cincinnati, Ohio) will compete for the Orlando Magic in the 2018 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League, which will take place July 6-17, 2018 at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Campbell, who will wear No. 29 for the Magic, is part of Orlando's Orlando's 16-man summer league roster that is led by Pat Delany, who is an assistant on first-year head coach Steve Clifford's staff.

The Orlando Magic will open play in the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League on July 6 against the Brooklyn Nets at 5 p.m. ET. The Magic will also face the Memphis Grizzlies on July 8 at 9:30 p.m. ET before taking on the Phoenix Suns at 9:30 p.m. ET) on July 9. Tournament play will begin on July 11. 

All 30 teams will compete in MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2018 -- the first time the entire league will be represented at the annual showcase for up-and-coming talent in Las Vegas. With every team participating, NBA Summer League 2018 will expand to 12 days and 82 games as part of the usual tournament-style schedule. Teams will compete in three preliminary games before being seeded in a tournament that culminates with the Championship Game on July 17. Each team will play at least five games and as many as eight.

Campbell, who played in 113 games and made 83 starts over four seasons (2013-17) for the Bobcats, ended his Ohio career ranking 22nd in program history with 1,257 points (11.1 per game), 10th with 81 rebounds (7.1 per game) and ninth with 119 blocks (1.1 per game). His career shooting percentage of 53.6 percent (498-of-929) ranks fifth in Ohio history. He tallied 32 career double-doubles.

Campbell put together a stellar junior campaign in 2015-16, earning Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America, National Association of Basketball Coaches Division I First Team All-District 14, Mid-American Conference Player of the Year and First Team All-MAC honors. He joined Frank Baumholtz (1941; Converse First Team), Walter Luckett (1975; Helms Honorable Mention), Gary Trent (1995; AP, UPI Honorable Mention) and D.J. Cooper (2013; AP Honorable Mention, Lou Henson; 2012; Lute Olson) in earning All-America honors and became the ninth player in program history to earn a MAC Player of the Year award, joining Ken Kowall (1971), Luckett (1974), John Deveraux (1984), Paul Graham (1989), Dave Jamerson (1990), Lewis Geter (1992), Trent (1993, '94, '95) and Cooper (2013) on Ohio's MAC Player of the Year list.

Campbell led the Bobcats in scoring with 17.1 points per game (fourth in MAC), a 56.6 percent field goal percentage (237-of-423; second in MAC, 39th in NCAA), 6.8 field goals made per game, 12.1 field goals attempted per game, 10.2 rebounds per game (second in MAC, 21st in NCAA) and 1.8 blocks per game (first in MAC, 59th in NCAA). He also ranked second on the team with 2.3 free throws made per game and 3.2 free throw attempts per game and third with 1.2 three-point field goals made per game and 3.3 three-point field goal attempts per game.

A two-time MAC East Division Player of the Week pick in 2015-16, Campbell dominated in conference play, averaging a league-high 10.5 boards per game and ranking third with 19.1 points and 1.4 blocks per game. He ranked third in the conference with a 57.4 percent (136-of-237) field goal percentage and shot 44.6 percent (29-of-65) from beyond the arc -- good for sixth in the league.

Campbell led the team in scoring a team-high 15 times and rebounding a team-high 29 times in 2015-16. He posted double-digit points in a team-high 29 games and logged double-digit boards a team-high 20 times. He achieved a team-high 17 double-doubles, which ranked 19th in the NCAA.

Campbell's 598 points in 2015-16 go down as the eighth-most in a single season in program history. He made 237 field goals, which ranks as the sixth-most in a single season in program history. He also hauled in 358 rebounds, which is the sixth-most in a single season in program history. His 63 blocks in 2015-16 are the eighth-most in a single season in program history.

Campbell was averaging a team-high 16.4 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game as a senior in 2016-17 before suffering a broken bone in his right foot that required season-ending surgery. He reached double figures in scoring 11 times this season and put together five outings with at least 20 points. He led the Bobcats in scoring seven times. Campbell also tallied double-digit boards seven times this year and led Ohio in rebounds on 10 occasions. He notched six double-doubles this year. A five-time MAC East Division Player of the Week recipient, he earned the honor three times last year.

Campbell spent the second half of the 2017-18 season playing for the Lakeland Magic -- the NBA G League affiliate of the Orlando Magic. Campbell saw action in 20 games, averaging 6.3 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.8 blocks and 15.9 minutes. He shot 49 percent from the field -- including 36.6 percent from three-point range. Following his season with the Magic, he played in 10 games for the Alaska Aces of the Philippine Basketball Association, averaging 22.6 points, 14.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.5 blocks, 1.2 steals and 31.7 minutes. He shot 45 percent from the floor -- including 38 percent from beyond the arc. 


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