Projected NBA lottery pick RJ Hampton has been sensationally ejected from New Zealand Breakers clash with South East Melbourne Phoenix.t
An incensed Hampton, less than half way through the opening term, appeared to put John Roberson in a headlock after the Phoenix import had some choice words and a little shove for the 18-year-old basketball prodigy.
An incensed RJ Hampton of New Zealand (left) is restrained by teammate Tom Abercrombie in an incident that led to him receiving two technical fouls against the Phoenix on Saturday. Picture: AAPSource:AAP
Following a break of over five minutes as referees reviewed tape of the incident, Hampton was slapped with two technical fouls and an unsportsmanlike and was sent from the court.
Loud boos rang out around Melbourne Arena as many fans had come to catch a glimpse of the ultra-talented young gun who spurned US college to play in the NBL.
RJ Hampton of New Zealand (left) is restrained by teammate Tom Abercrombie, who in turn is held back by Glen Rice Jr on Saturday. Picture: AAPSource:AAP
Originally published asNext Star RJ Hampton ejected after blow-up