Justin Hamilton (basketball, born 1990)

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This article is about the center. For the point guard/shooting guard, see Justin Hamilton (basketball, born 1980).
Justin Hamilton
Justin Hamilton with Iowa State in 2009 vs Bradley.jpg
Hamilton in 2009 with Iowa State.
No. 7 – Miami Heat
Position Center
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1990-04-01) April 1, 1990 (age 24)
Newport Beach, California
Nationality American
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
High school Lone Peak (Highland, Utah)
College Iowa State (2008–2010)
LSU (2011–2012)
NBA draft 2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 45th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Pro career 2012–present
Career history
2012–2013 KK Cibona (Croatia)
2013 VEF Rīga (Latvia)
2013–2014 Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)
2014 Charlotte Bobcats
2014–present Miami Heat
2014 →Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)
Career highlights and awards
  • All-NBA D-League First Team (2014)
  • NBA D-League All-Defensive First Team (2014)
  • NBA D-League All-Star (2014)
  • Second team All-SEC (2012)

Justin Anthony Hamilton (born April 1, 1990)[1] is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays the center position.

College career[edit]

Hamilton played college basketball for the Iowa State Cyclones from 2008–2010 under Greg McDermott, and Louisiana State University during the 2011–12 season under Trent Johnson after being required to redshirt the 2010–11 season due to NCAA transfer requirements.

Professional career[edit]

Hamilton was selected in the second round of the 2012 NBA draft (45th overall) by the Philadelphia 76ers. He was then traded to the Miami Heat for the rights of Arnett Moultrie.[2]

In August 2012, Hamilton signed with KK Cibona and has expressed a desire to play for the Croatian national basketball team.[3] In January 2013, he moved to VEF Rīga after an agreement with Cibona allowed him to switch clubs.[4] He left the team in May.

On September 10, 2013, he signed with the Miami Heat.[5] However, he was waived on October 26.[6]

On October 31, 2013, he was acquired by the Sioux Falls Skyforce.[7] On February 3, 2014, Hamilton was named to the Futures All-Star roster for the 2014 NBA D-League All-Star Game.[8]

On March 4, 2014, he signed a 10-day contract with the Charlotte Bobcats.[9]

On March 14, 2014, he signed with the Miami Heat for the rest of the season.[10] On March 20, 2014, he was assigned to the Sioux Falls Skyforce.[11] On March 24, 2014, he was recalled by the Heat. The Heat made the 2014 NBA Finals where they lost to the San Antonio Spurs in five games.

NBA career statistics[edit]

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

2013–14 Charlotte 1 0 4.0 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0
2013–14 Miami 7 0 9.7 .450 .333 1.000 1.0 0.0 0.6 0.0 3.7
Career 8 0 9.0 .450 .333 1.000 0.9 0.0 0.6 0.0 3.3

Personal life[edit]

Hamilton is of Croatian ancestry on his mother side, who is from Zagreb, Croatia. Hamilton spent 1 year of his life in Croatia, attending the elementary school "Pantovčak" in Zagreb.[3]


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