Bulldog standout: Jordan Campbell


Earlier this season, Fresno State Men’s Basketball Head Coach Justin Hutson noted that the experience from returning players would be the key to the team’s success this season. 

Included in that group is returning senior guard Jordan Campbell, who has helped lead his team during this pre season. He’s currently fourth scoring for the Bulldogs, averaging 7.3 points per game. 

In the Bulldogs’ matchup against the University of San Francisco, Campbell led his team in scoring. He finished the game with 17 points against the Dons. He shot 7-of-14 from the field coming off a 2022 NCAA Tournament appearance.­

Jordan Campbell goes for a basket in the game against USF on Nov. 16, 2022. (Blake Wolf/ The Collegian)

“I know he’s gonna be a weapon this year, and our guys are all trying to figure out how to play with more responsibility,” Hutson said. 

He noted that Campbell is one of the leaders this season, and he’s been taking more responsibility. Last season, Campbell was more of a “backup singer” than a lead singer, according to Hutson, but he still credited the player with helping the team to victory. 

“The lead singer has more responsibility, not the backup singer. So sometimes when you do that, you don’t even sing as well as you did when [you were] a backup singer, because you are putting all that pressure on you. And that’s where JC has been,” Hutson said. 

He added that Campbell has put in a lot of work since training for this season began. His talent and leadership has helped lead the team since. 

“He’s down for the team. He’s one heck of a talented player, and we know it’s just a matter of time [until] he starts to play like we know he can play,” Hutson said. 

Campbell transferred to Fresno State as a mid-year transfer in January 2019 and was redshirted for the remainder of the spring semester. Prior to Fresno State, he attended Oregon State during the fall 2018 semester and played six games for the Pac-12 Beavers.­

Jordan Campbell in the game against USF on Nov. 16, 2022. (Blake Wolf/ The Collegian)

In his first season his sophomore year, Campbell recorded 103 points, 54 rebounds, 13 assists, 19 turnovers, 12 steals and six blocks in 324 minutes.

He played in 23 games with three starts for the Bulldogs and averaged 4.5 points and 2.3 rebounds per game, shooting 42.5% from the field. 

In the 2020-21 season, he scored a season-high of 16 points with a season-best nine rebounds in Fresno State’s 80-65 home win over San Jose State on Jan. 10, 2021. 
Last season, Campbell started all 36 games for the Bulldogs. He was ranked fifth on the team, averaging 7.1 points per game, to this season’s 7.3. For the season, Campbell recorded 255 points, 110 rebounds and 41 assists.