Alex Hamilton (basketball)

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Alex Hamilton
No. 1 – Maccabi Rishon LeZion
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
LeagueIsraeli Premier League
EuroCup
Personal information
Born (1993-10-05) October 5, 1993 (age 25)
Marianna, Florida
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolChipley (Chipley, Florida)
CollegeLouisiana Tech (2012–2016)
NBA draft2016 / Undrafted
Playing career2016–present
Career history
2016–2018Santa Cruz Warriors
2018Windy City Bulls
2018Juventus Utena
2018–presentMaccabi Rishon LeZion
Career highlights and awards

George Alexander Hamilton III (born October 5, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for Maccabi Rishon LeZion of the Israeli Premier League. He played college basketball for Louisiana Tech, where he was named Conference USA Player of the Year in 2016.

College career[edit]

Hamilton, a 6'4" shooting guard from Chipley High School in Chipley, Florida,[1] came to Louisiana Tech in 2012 and became one of the program's leading all-time scorers. In his senior season, Hamilton was named the Conference USA Player of the Year, as well as earning all-conference and All-Defensive team honors.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Santa Cruz Warriors (2016–2018)[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2016 NBA draft, Hamilton joined the Los Angeles Clippers for the 2016 NBA Summer League. On August 11, 2016, he signed with Polish team MKS Dąbrowa Górnicza,[3] but was released two months later before playing in a game for them.[4] On October 30, 2016, he was selected by the Oklahoma City Blue with the third overall pick in the 2016 NBA Development League Draft. He was later traded to the Santa Cruz Warriors on draft night.[5]

Hamilton played for the Golden State Warriors in the 2017 NBA Summer League. He was then signed under a training camp deal by the Golden State Warriors. However, on September 30, 2017, he was waived.[6]

Windy City Bulls (2018)[edit]

On February 12, 2018, Hamilton was traded by the Santa Cruz Warriors to the Windy City Bulls along with Will Davis II and Santa Cruz's 2018 third-round draft pick in exchange for the returning player rights to Thomas Walkup.[7]

Juventus Utena (2018)[edit]

On September 2, 2018, the Lithuanian side Juventus Utena was reported to have signed Hamilton to a 1+1 deal.[8] On November 25, 2018, Hamilton recorded a career-high 24 points, shooting 8-of-15 from the field, along with nine rebounds and six assists in an 86–75 win over Dzūkija.[9] In 11 LKL games, he averaged 13.4 points, 4 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.2 steals per game, shooting 48 percent from three-point range.

Maccabi Rishon LeZion (2018–present)[edit]

On December 12, 2018, Hamilton parted ways with Juventus to join Maccabi Rishon LeZion of the Israeli Premier League, signing for the rest of the season.[10] On January 2, 2019, Hamilton recorded 21 points along with seven assists, six rebounds, three blocks and two steals, leading Rishon LeZion to a 95–93 win over Ironi Nes Ziona.[11] In 31 games played for Rishon LeZion, he finished as the league fourth-leading player in assists with 5.1 per game, to go with 13.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game. Hamilton helped Rishon LeZion reach the 2019 Israeli League Final, where they eventually lost to Maccabi Tel Aviv.

On July 3, 2019, Hamilton signed a one-year contract extension with Rishon LeZion.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prisbell, Eric (March 11, 2014). "Late father helps Alex Hamilton drive La. Tech's success". USA Today. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  2. ^ Isabella, Sean (March 9, 2016). "Alex Hamilton is Conference USA Player of the Year". Shreveport Times. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  3. ^ "Alex Hamilton signs with MKS Dabrowa Gornicza". Sportando.com. August 11, 2016. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  4. ^ "Charlie Westbrook inks with MKS Dabrowa Gornicza". Sportando.com. October 14, 2016. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
  5. ^ "Warriors Acquire Alex Hamilton in Trade with Oklahoma City". NBA.com. October 30, 2016. Retrieved October 30, 2016.
  6. ^ Letourneau, Connor (September 30, 2017). "Warriors waive Antonius Cleveland, Alex Hamilton". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved October 1, 2017.
  7. ^ "Windy City acquires C.J. Fair from Fort Wayne; Will Davis II, Alex Hamilton and draft pick in separate three-team deal". GLeague.NBA.com. February 12, 2018. Retrieved February 12, 2018.
  8. ^ "Juventus Utenos signs Alex Hamilton to a 1+1 deal". sportando.basketball. September 2, 2018. Retrieved September 2, 2018.
  9. ^ "Juventus 86 at Dzukija 75". RealGM.com. November 25, 2018. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  10. ^ "אלכס המילטון חתם במכבי ראשל"צ". basket.co.il (in Hebrew). December 12, 2018. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
  11. ^ "Winner League, Game 12: Nes Ziona Vs M. Rishon". basket.co.il. January 2, 2019. Retrieved July 3, 2019.
  12. ^ "זר נוסף נשאר: המילטון ממשיך בכתום". basket.co.il (in Hebrew). July 3, 2019. Retrieved July 3, 2019.

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