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Brandon Sampson ready to dive into recruiting process

By Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer

Brandon Sampson showed off terrific passing ability at the Fab 48. (Under Armour/Kelly Kline)
Brandon Sampson showed off terrific passing ability at the Fab 48. (Under Armour/Kelly Kline)

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LAS VEGAS -- After several impressive performances during the spring, Brandon Sampson emerged in the rankings as a quality four-star scorer.

But that clearly wasn't enough for him, as Sampson showed at the Fab 48 that he can be one of the best passers from the two-guard position. He was finding players in transition, in the half-court, hitting cutters for layups.

"I'm not just trying to be a scorer all the time. I want to be a facilitator too," Sampson said. "I don't want to be labeled as a scorer or selfish, so I try to facilitate for other people."

Sampson also relished the opportunity to get involved in high-level matchups in front of scouting service guys and head coaches in Vegas.

"I want to show that I can play with these top-ranked players out here," Sampson said. "Coming from Louisiana, we don't get a lot of exposure. I want to show I can play against any other guard in the country."

He wants to take his five official visit to UCLA, California, LSU, St. John's and USC -- although UNLV and Texas A&M are also in pursuit of Sampson.

"They all show support," he said. "Once I came off the injury, the concussion [suffered at Stephen Curry's camp in June], they all called to check on me. They didn't forget about me. That's something I look for in a school."

Sampson, a 6-foot-4 Madison Prep (La.) product, is ranked No. 54 in the 247Sports Composite for the class of 2015.

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