Rose Hill’s Koby Campbell – Hog Wild Performance of the Month

By Matt Browning

Koby Campbell from Rose Hill was chosen for the Hog Wild Performance of the Month for April.

Campbell scored 32 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in the Rockets’ 61-57 upset victory over top-seeded Parsons in the quarterfinals of the 4A Tournament.

He hit one of two free throws in the closing seconds to make it a two-possession game.

Rose Hill trailed by as many as 14 points in the first half before trailing 34-22 at halftime.

“We knew were never out of it because we had been in this situation multiple times during the season,” Campbell said. “We just kept playing hard and stayed positive and we crept back in the game and made big plays. Those ultimately led us to get back into the game, then taking the lead, and finally finishing strong and getting the W.”

Campbell finished the season averaging 26.8 points per game for the Rockets, who also upset Clearwater in the sub-state finals for their first trip to the state tournament since 2016.

Not only did Rose Hill defeat Parsons and Clearwater, two of the top 10 teams in Class 4A, Campbell led the Rockets to victories over Andale, which qualified for the 4A tournament and Collegiate, which qualified for the 3A tournament.

Though undecided on where he will be playing next year, Campbell wants to play college basketball and major in Broadcast Journalism.

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