Men's Basketball: Campbell signs with King College

By Michael Minnich- Mineral Daily News-Tribune

KEYSER, WV—Potomac State’s Dontae Campbell signed a letter-of-intent recently to continue his basketball career at King College in Bristol, Tenn.

“Talking to Coach Anderson [at Potomac State] and Coach Pitts [at King], I thought it was the best fit for me. They play a system like ours, run-and-gun. I’m best in a fast-break kind of system,” said Campbell.

DCThe stats back that up: King scored 82.9 points per game last year, just a tick below PSC’s mark of 83.2.

Campbell was the top scorer in a balanced attack for the Cats, averaging 13.8 points per game.

“My favorite way to play basketball is up-tempo: pressing people, constantly breaking. I like to dunk,” said Campbell.

Campbell has grown in just a year in Keyser.

“I was really looking for somewhere where I could play and develop. I came here for just a little workout with Coach Anderson in the summer. How he coached and the way he knew the game and the way he carried himself, I felt that was the kind of coach I needed to play under: very disciplined. He knows the fundamentals,” said Campbell.

“Offensively, I’ve grown. I’m more than just a fast-break player. I can process plays in the heat of the game better now. I can shoot better. I’ve gotten a lot better on defense. But mostly I’ve grown in discipline and the way I play the game,” said Campbell.

King posted a 24-6 record last year, including a 14-1 mark at home.

“The dream is to play overseas. If that doesn’t work out, I want to coach at the collegiate level,” said Campbell. “I plan on minoring in sports law, and I want to be a sports agent if those two don’t work out.”