Stockton will take his roundball game to Campbellsville University

Posted May 15, 2019 at 8:34 am


Seth Stockton sat down in the lobby of the Clinton County High School Lindle Castle Gymnasium Monday morning with a host of family members, friends, coaches, teammates and fans as he announced that his next basketball season will be with the nearby Tigers of Campbellsville University.

Stockton, a senior post and forward player on the 2018-19 Clinton County High School Bulldogs basketball team, became the second senior to sign with a college to play at the next level beginning next season.

The 6’4” senior averaged 14.2 points last season for the Bulldogs which finished the year with a 4th Region semi-final loss to Bowling Green, capping a 24-8 season. He scored his 1,000th career point in that final game against Bowling Green. On the boards, Stockton averaged 9.5 rebounds a game last season, and in 2017-18, he led the state of Kentucky in rebounding pulling down 378 for an average of 12.2 rebounds per game.

Campbellsville Assistant Coach Darius Clement, who was on hand for the signing ceremony Monday, told the Clinton County News that he plans on working to developing Stockton’s skills as a guard and ball handler when he gets on campus in Campbellsville.

“I love his hard work and I love the rebounding he brings to the game,” Clement told the Clinton County News Monday morning. “What we want to do is develop his guard skills and make him a better player because that’s what I want to do with all of our players, make them better players and better young men.”

Clinton County Head Coach Todd Messer addressed those gathered Monday morning before the signing took place, pointing out the work ethic of Stockton that he watched the young man display throughout his Clinton County playing career. Messer also made several additional observations about the latest Clinton County student/athlete player to take their game to the college level.

“It was a terrific moment seeing Seth fulfill his dream of earning a scholarship to play basketball at the college level. Anyone who has seen us play over the past several years, can attest to the joy he gets from playing the game,” Messer told the Clinton County News Monday afternoon. “Through sheer effort and desire, he had two of the most impressive years in our school’s history averaging a double-double. I have no doubt, Seth will continue to put in the time needed to develop his game, while transitioning to a shooting guard in college,” Messer added. “I look forward to having the opportunity to watch his evolution and getting to witness a great career with Campbellsville University. As I told Coach Vernon, he signed a player that will be the motor of his team and will become a fan favorite.”

Messer also noted the importance of the younger players coming up to the varsity level, seeing the players they look up to earning opportunities such as this one that Stockton,and several other Clinton County student athletes have earned recently.

“Hopefully, this just continues to show the youth in our community, if you’re willing to dream big and put in the time required to improve, great things can happen!”