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Campbell Fighting Camels

General Information

Conference: Big South Conference

NCAA Division: Division I

City: Buies Creek, North Carolina

Stadium: John W. Pope Jr. Convocation Center

Championships:

  • National Championships: None
  • Conference Titles: 2 (2010, 2019)
  • NCAA Tournaments: 1 (1992)

Past Conferences:

  • Trans America Athletic Conference
  • Atlantic Sun Conference

Campbell Fighting Camels Standings & Analysis

This college basketball team analysis breaks down the team stats that matter and provides insights into the Campbell Fighting Camels standings for this season, as well as their strengths and weaknesses. Whether you’re a seasoned sports analyst or just starting to follow college basketball, this section has something for everyone.

All-Time Campbell Fighting Camels Stats & Records

Points Scored

  • Chris Clemons, 3,225
  • Jonathan Rodriguez, 2,153
  • Joe Spinks, 1,711

Rebounds

  • Dan Pogue, 701
  • Junard Hartley, 600
  • Brad Childress, 543

Assists

  • Terry Coner: 664
  • Gary Waites: 595
  • Anthony Murray: 463

Overview of the Campbell Standings

Last-Season Standings

The Campbell Fighting Camels had a mixed bag of results during the 2021-2022 college basketball season. The team had a decent start to the season but struggled to maintain consistency, leading to a mediocre overall record.

The Fighting Camels finished the season with an 11-18 record and a 6-12 record in conference play, placing them 9th in the Big South Conference standings. Despite their struggles, the team managed to win some key games, including a double-overtime victory against Gardner-Webb and a nail-biting win over UNC Asheville.

Leading the way for the Fighting Camels were guards Cedric Henderson Jr. and Jordan Whitfield. Henderson Jr. averaged 13.2 points per game while shooting 45.1% from the field, while Whitfield chipped in with 12.6 points per game and 3.6 rebounds per game.

In addition to the two guards, Campbell also had some solid contributions from forwards Joshua Lusane and Jesus Carralero. Lusane averaged 11.3 points per game and a team-high 6.4 rebounds per game, while Carralero added 9.6 points per game and 4.6 rebounds per game.

While the season didn’t go as well as they had hoped, the Fighting Camels still managed to show flashes of potential. With some key players returning next season, there is reason to be optimistic about the future of Campbell basketball

Before Betting on Campbell, Check Out These Tips:


Be aware of injuries:

Before placing a bet, make sure to check if any key players on the Campbell Fighting Camels team are injured or out of the game. Injuries can significantly impact the team’s performance and affect the outcome of the game. Stay up to date with injury reports and make sure to adjust your bets accordingly.


Analyze their previous performances:

Look at the team’s recent performances, including their wins and losses, and analyze the factors that led to these outcomes. Check if there were any injuries, changes in the lineup, or other factors that could have affected their performance.


Understand the team’s playing style:

Understanding the team’s playing style can help you make an informed bet. Check if they have a fast-paced or a slow-paced game, how their defense works, and how they adapt to the opposing team’s tactics.


Study their opponents:

Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of the Fighting Camels’ opponents is essential. Check their records, playing styles, and how they have performed against similar teams in the past. This can help you predict the outcome of the game more accurately.

Campbell Fighting Camels Basketball History

Overall

Campbell began play as a junior college and defeated UNC-Wilminton for the 61 National Junior College Athletic Association championship. Campbell made the move to NAIA the following season, with the school becoming a senior college that year. In 1969-70, the Camels advanced to the NAIA Tournament, where they lost in the first round. Campbell returned to the NAIA Tournament in 1977, advancing to the finals before settling for runner-up.

The Camels made the move to Division I and after several years as an independent, joined the Big South Conference for the 1985-86 season. In 1991-92, Campbell won the Big South Conference tournament, sending the team to its only appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Camels lost in the first round to Duke.

After the 1993-94 season, Campbell switched to the Trans America Athletic Conference, where it remained until joining the Atlantic Sun for the 2001-02 season. The Fighting Camels returned to the Big South for the 2011-12 season.

While the Camels have been unable to get back to the NCAA Tournament since 1992, Campbell has appeared in other postseason tournaments, with a trip to the CIT in 2017, where the team reached the quarterfinals. In 2018, the Camels advanced to the CBI and lost in the first round of the NIT in 2019.

Campbell Fighting Camels Basketball FAQs

When did Campbell become known as the Camels?

Campbell’s athletic teams were once known as the Hornets. Newspaper articles in 1933 referred to Campbell as the Hornets, but in 1934 headlines started referring to the teams as the Camels. Why the name changed is another story, with there being no definitive reason, only several different urban legends that get floated about.

Have any Campbell players ever made the NBA?

The Camels have had two players advance to the NBA. Chris Clemons played for the Houston Rockets in 2019-20 and George Lehmann played for the Hawks in 1967-68 and 1968-69.

Where does Chris Clemons rank on the all-time NCAA scoring list?

Entering the 2022-23 NCAA season, Clemons sits No. 3 all-time in college basketball with 3,225 points. Only Pete Maravich and Freeman Williams scored more points in college basketball than Clemons. After averaging 18.5 points as a freshman, Clemons averaged 25.1 and 24.9 points per game as a sophomore and junior. He saved his best for last, averaging 30.1 points per game and scoring 993 points for the season.
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