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Former South Carolina player among three Division I transfers heading to Campbellsville

Campbellsville University men’s basketball head coach Keith Adkins has announced the addition of three former NCAA Division I players to the Tigers’ 2014-15 roster.

Demontre Harris, who played for Florida and South Carolina, and D’Von Campbell (Rutgers and UTEP) are already enrolled in classes at Campbellsville and will compete as seniors. Rob Robinson, a transfer from Illinois Chicago, will enter be a junior this fall.

Campbellsville head coach Keith Adkins says his team's talent level has improved with new recruits (Photo from Campbellsville Athletics)

Campbellsville head coach Keith Adkins says his team’s talent level has improved with new recruits (Photo from Campbellsville Athletics)

“With the addition of these transfers, we have addressed our most pressing recruiting needs,” said Adkins. “With each of these players, we feel that we have signed a high-level athlete that will fit in perfectly with what we return from last year’s team. In recruiting, you obviously want to increase your talent level. With these three signees, we have definitely done this.”

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The trio joins the Tigers’ top scorer, Eric Gaines, formerly Kent State University, as the other former NCAA DI players on the roster.

Campbellsville’s 2014-15 roster will also include eight players who have only played at CU: senior Darius Clement; sophomores DeMarcus Page, Miles Rice, Quin Richardson and Elliott Young; redshirt freshman Kody Johnson; and two incoming freshmen from Kentucky: Dominique Harding of Elizabethtown High School and Shawn Johnson of Mason County High School.

A Rivals four-star athlete out of high school, Harris signed with the University of South Carolina in 2010. During his two seasons as a Gamecock, he started 49 of 60 games played. He led South Carolina in field goal percentage both years, shooting 55.8 percent (130-of-233). He led the team in rebounding 14 times and in blocks 24 times during his two years before transferring in 2012 following a coaching change. Two of those games were double-doubles his sophomore season.

He was at Florida the past two seasons, but did not play basketball.

Campbell will finish his college career at Campbellsville after short stints at Rutgers University, Hutchinson Community College (Kan.) and the University of Texas at El Paso.

Last season at Rutgers, Campbell started in four of 25 games played, averaging 17.4 minutes and 5.4 points per game. He was fourth on the team in three-pointers made (21), had 37 assists and nine steals, including a career-high four against William & Mary.

As a freshman at University of Illinois-Chicago in 2011-12, Robinson saw action in 11 games, averaging three points and three rebounds per game. He transferred to Iowa Western Community College in 2012, but sat out the season due to a season-ending injury. He returned to the court in 2013-14, appearing in 29 games with an average of 3.4 points and 2.3 rebounds per game.

Robinson played for Chicago powerhouse Simeon High School. During his senior season, the Wolverines won the state title with a 30-6 record and earned a Top Ten ranking by USA Today. He attended St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy as a post-graduate in 2010-11 where he averaged 12.6 points and 6.0 rebounds per game.

From Campbellsville University Athletics

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