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Men's Hoops: Getting to Know Nathan Campbell

January 2, 2008
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Getting to know Nathan Campbell.

Getting to know Nathan Campbell.

In its continuing coverage of Liberty athletics, LibertyFlames.com opens up the New Year with a return of a new series for the men's basketball season. Each week, fans will get a little insight into a different member of the Flames' hoops roster.

The series continues with the newcomers to the program, giving fans a glance at the new faces. In this edition, we will get a look at freshman Nathan Campbell.

The File on Mr. Campbell
Campbell is a 6-6 forward from Cary, N.C. Campbell graduated from Cary High School, where he averaged 14.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks per game as a senior.

The freshman played a prep season at national power Hargrave Military Academy in nearby Chatham, Va., in 2007. Campbell is the first player to ever sign with Liberty out of Hargrave Military Academy, which has sent numerous alumni to the SEC, ACC and NBA, including Josh Howard of the Dallas Mavericks, who attended Wake Forest after his days at Hargrave.

Campbell averaged 6.0 points and 5.0 rebounds per game on a Hargrave team, which had 11 players sign National Letters of Intent with NCAA Division I schools. Some others on that list include Jeremy Jacob with Georgia , Jordan Crawford with Indiana, Eric Wallace with Ohio State, Jeff Allen and Dorenzo Hudson with Virginia Tech and Mike Scott with Virginia.

Personality Profile
Nickname: Nate
Hobbies: Playing ball with my dad, listening to music and hanging out
Prized Possession: Relationships with my family, friends and God
Favorite Food: Mexican
Least Favorite Food: None (I love food.)
Favorite Sports Movie: Remember the Titans and Glory Road
Best Athlete I Played Against: Eric Wallace (Ohio State)
What I Am Most Proud Of: My family for adopting me and our relationship
Best Advice Ever Received (From Who?): "Never settle, you can always get better at whatever you do." – Ergun Caner
The Most Impressive Thing About Coach McKay: How spiritual he is
Biggest Athletic Thrill: Dunking
Favorite Bible Verse: Matthew 7:13-14
Team I would Add to the Schedule: N.C. State
The Player on the Team Who Will Most Surprise People this Season: Smitty (Anthony Smith) or TeeJay
Favorite Sport Other than Basketball: Soccer, swimming and cross country
Shoe Size: 16
Number of Songs on My iPod: 600
Best Vacation Spot I Have Been to: Costa Rica
My Best Advice to Kids: Never let anyone tell you that you can't do something.
Not Too Many People Know this But: I have a twin brother.