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2 Dontay Hampton

Local walk-on out of Chattanooga Arts & Sciences…developed from rail-thin wing into solidly-built, talented guard…strong defender…Appalachian State killer beating the Mountaineers with a last-second layup capping a comeback from 12 down in the second half (10 with 7:40 remaining) in 2012…scored career-high 22 points sending the game into overtime with a deep three-pointer after keying the Mocs eclipsing a 19-point deficit with six-and-a-half minutes to play in 2013…had his senior cut short by two ACL injuries, one in the summer and the other in January at Elon…ended his career as No. 13 in the DI era shooting 79.6 percent at the free throw line (129-162).

Made one start and just five appearances due to knee injury…had ACL tear in July, rehabbed and returned in January only to reinjure the knee after five games and 92 minutes…returned with a bang leading come-from-behind wins at The Citadel and at home against App State…had 11 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals in 16 minutes in his debut against the Bulldogs…followed two games later with a career-high 22 points leading the epic charge from 19 points down with six-and-a-half minutes to play against App State…his three-pointer from beyond NBA range with 18 seconds left sent the game into OT…averaged 9.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steals per contest…shot 50 percent (10-20) from three-point range…hit 86.7 percent (13-15) from free throw line with lone two misses coming after broken hand with nine ticks left in OT against the Mountaineers…Dean’s List student making SoCon Honor Roll.

Played in all 32 games with two starts…team captain…top reserve averaging 7.1 points and 2.0 rebounds in 16.6 minutes per game…led the team making 81.6 percent from free throw line…second to Ricky Taylor in free throws made (80) and attempted (98)…second on the squad with 32 steals (1.0/game)…hit game-winning layup with 0.8 seconds to play in home win against Appalachian State…grabbed one of his career-best seven rebounds and went coast-to-coast for the win…made seven steals against Warren Wilson which is tied for third-most in school history and most since 2002 (Toot Young – Western Carolina)…career-high 17 points at App State… topped four assists twice (Georgia Southern & Hiwassee)…Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

Saw action in all 32 games with two starts…defensive stalwart helping key early season wins at Kennesaw State and Marshall…career-high 12 points in 14 minutes in home contest with Wofford…first career double-figure scoring game with 11 points, three assists and two steal against Montreat…first start came for injured Omar Wattad in home win over UNC Greensboro…nine points, four rebounds and five assists in 32 minutes starting for Keegan Bell (flu) at Western Carolina.

Played in 25 games off the bench…high of five points in December win over Tennessee Temple adding four assists and three steals (high)…began his career with 21 minutes of action in the season opener against Virginia Intermont while also recording four assists…posted highs with five assists and five rebounds in loss to UTPA… provided a solid effort in 10 minutes off the bench in the win over Long Island with three points, two rebounds and three assists with zero turnovers…had better than a 2:1 assist-to-turnover ratio for the season (23/11).


Dontay led Arts & Sciences to a 99-34 record (.744) during his four-year career, 57-10 (.851) his junior and senior seasons…three-time All-District and All-Region selection, two-time All-State and first team All-City…District Player of the Year…member of Paideia Honor Society…coached by Mark Dragoo.

Born June 10, 1990 in Chattanooga...son of Feltonia Hampton…majoring in Marketing.

Position: Guard
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 176
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Chattanooga, Tenn.
High School: Arts & Sciences
Major: Marketing
Experience: 3 Letters
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