Lake Arrowhead resident earns honor

Biola University forward Rocky Hampton (Lake
Arrowhead, Calif./Temescal Canyon HS) has been named the Golden State
Athletic Conference men’s basketball Player of the Week for the week of
Jan. 19-25 as announced by the conference office on Monday.

The junior from Lake Arrowhead, Calif., averaged 19.5 points and eight
rebounds to lead Biola to a pair of upset wins over nationally-ranked GSAC
teams last week. He finished the week shooting 16-for-25 (.640) from the
field and was a perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line.

Hampton scored a season-high 25 points and added nine rebounds and five
blocked shots in Biola’s 65-54 win at No. 23 The Master’s College on
Saturday. He scored on 10 of his 14 shots attempts from the field and
converted all five free throw attempts to lead the Eagles.

On Saturday, Hampton scored 14 points and had seven rebounds as Biola
knocked off No. 15 California Baptist University 67-64 at Chase Gymnasium.
After being shutout in the first half, Hampton hit six of seven shots from
the field, scoring all 14 points and helping the Eagles to the upset
victory.

For the season, Hampton is averaging 11.3 points and 8.4 rebounds. He has
also recorded 38 blocks (2.1 per game) which ranks him first in the GSAC
in that category.

Hampton is the first Biola men’s basketball player to earn the GSAC Player
of the Week award since the 2005-06 season, when Spencer Foster earned the
honor to close out the year.

Biola (14-5 overall, 5-4 GSAC) closes out the first half of the GSAC
schedule on Tuesday (Jan. 27), traveling to Hope International for a 7:30
p.m. contest.