Sampson did not play during Wednesday's 109-106 loss to Iowa due to an undisclosed injury.
It's unknown what injury kept Sampson out of Wednesday's contest, as he was able to drop 13 points in 26 minutes during Reno's last game. Consider him a game-time decision for the Bighorns' game Friday against Agua Caliente. Currently, the 24-year-old is averaging 17.3 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.
Sampson tallied 29 points (12-21 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-7 FT), seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block during Tuesday's 132-125 road win over Northern Arizona.
Sampson tied a season high with 29 points Tuesday and has now scored safely across the 25-point mark in his last four games. The third-year forward from St. John's is shooting 49.3 percent from the floor but has struggled from three-point range, only shooting 27.8 percent. Currently, the 24-year-old is averaging 17.2 points and 7.5 rebounds for the Bighorns this season.
Sampson is coming off the bench for Thursday's contest against the Thunder, Sean Cunningham of ABC 10 Sacramento reports.
Sampson drew the start in the team's last game before the All-Star break as Zach Randolph was given the night off for rest. But, with Randolph back in the fold, Sampson will head back to the pine.
Sampson will get the spot start at power forward for Wednesday's game against the Rockets, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Sampson was a surprising late addition to the top unit, as the Grizzlies are opting to bring usual starter Zach Randolph off the bench. It's unclear if Randolph is getting the night off for rest or not, but either way, Sampson's promotion to the top unit should afford him a slightly larger workload than usual. Sampson has averaged just 10.0 minutes the last six games he's been active for.
Sampson registered 25 points (12-22 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-3 FT), 13 rebounds and three steals during Saturday's loss at Sioux Falls.
The 24-year-old reached the 25-point mark for the third time this season and produced his sixth double-double. Sampson has been a consistent scorer for the Bighorns and has constantly recorded double-digit scoring performances. The former St. John's guard is averaging 15.8 points and 7.7 rebounds this season.
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|Career Shooting Stats|
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|2012-13||St. John's (N.Y.)||33||1040||202||450||44.9||0||8||0.0||87||136||64.0||491||14.9|
|2013-14||St. John's (N.Y.)||33||957||181||366||49.5||1||5||20.0||61||108||56.5||424||12.8|
|More College Stats|
|2012-13||St. John's (N.Y.)||33||1040||146||4.4||35||1.1||36||1.1||36||1.1||66|
|2013-14||St. John's (N.Y.)||33||957||134||4.1||39||1.2||21||0.6||32||1.0||52|