published Friday, January 25th, 2013

Career likely over for UTC star guard Dontay Hampton

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    UTCs Dontay Hampton brings the ball down court in a game against Warren Wilson at McKenzie Arena.
    Photo by Angela Lewis /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior Dontay Hampton re-injured his right knee in the Mocs’ 85-61 loss at Elon on Thursday.

His college career is likely over.

The former Arts & Sciences star tore his right ACL in July. He missed the first 15 games of the season while rehabilitating the knee. He led UTC to a comeback victory at The Citadel in his first game of the season and led a historic comeback against Appalachian State last Thursday in overtime.

Hampton broke his right hand in the final seconds against ASU then played on Saturday in a loss to Western Carolina.

“I would be shocked if he ever played again at Chattanooga,” UTC coach John Shulman said over the phone. “It’s hard to have precise news because we’re on the road. It doesn’t look good. It’s swollen and painful, and I don’t know without an MRI if it was hyper-extended or he tore his ACL again. We won’t know that until we get home.”

Read Saturday’s Times Free Press for more coverage.

about David Uchiyama...

David Uchiyama is a sports writer at the Chattanooga Times Free Press who began his tenure here in May 2001. His primary beats are UTC athletics — specifically men’s basketball and athletic department administration — and golf, which includes coverage from the PGA Tour to youth events. He also covers other high school sports, outdoor adventures, and contributes to other sections of the newspaper when necessary. David grew up in Salinas, Calif., and began working ...

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