August 11, 1977 |
Forest City, North Carolina
|Listed height||6 ft 9.5 in (2.07 m)|
|Listed weight||255 lb (116 kg)|
|High school||East Rutherford
(Forest City, North Carolina)
|NBA draft||1999 / Round: 2 / Pick: 50th overall|
|Selected by the Houston Rockets|
|Pro playing career||1999–present|
|2000–2001||Prokom Trefl Sopot|
|2001–2002||Basket Club Ferrara|
A graduate of East Rutherford High School in Forest City, North Carolina, Hamilton played college basketball at the University of Nebraska, where he played with the Nebraska Cornhuskers men's basketball team. He holds school records for most blocked shots (241), and most rebounds (1,080), surpassing the previous record by nearly 300. He ranks ninth on the school's all time scoring chart with 1,416 career points. He shot 52.7% from the field throughout his career. He also dished out 164 assists, and compiled 186 steals in his college career.
He was named the Big 12 Player of the Year during his senior season of college. His 335 rebounds during his senior season set a new school record for rebounds in a single season. He was also named to the Big 12 conference's All-Defensive Team.