Derrick Hamilton (basketball)

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Derrick Hamilton
Personal information
Born (1966-05-20) May 20, 1966 (age 52)
Mobile, Alabama
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school B. C. Rain (Mobile, Alabama)
College Southern Miss (1984–1988)
NBA draft 1988 / Round: 3 / Pick: 52nd overall
Selected by the New Jersey Nets
Playing career 1988–2003
Position Small forward
Career history
1988 Miami Tropics
1989 Hapoel Tel Aviv
1989–1991 Proexinca CB Cartagena
1990 Pepsi Mega Hotshots
1991–1992 Sporting
1992–1993 AEK
1993–1994 Apollon Patras
1994–1995 Mariembourg Royale US-Namur
1995–1996 Hapoel Holon
1996–1997 Alaska Aces
1997–1998 Hapoel Eliat
1998–2000 Hapoel Jerusalem
2000–2001 Saint Petersburg Lions
2000–2001 Irakleio
2001–2002 Varese
2002–2003 Dynamo Moscow
2003 Basket Rimini Crabs
Career highlights and awards

Derrick Lamont Hamilton (born May 20, 1966) is a former professional basketball player. A 6'7" small forward born in Mobile, Alabama, Hamilton was a college hoops star at The University of Southern Mississippi, with the Southern Miss Golden Eagles in the late 1980s. He was drafted by the New Jersey Nets with the 2nd pick in the 3rd round (52nd overall) of the 1988 NBA Draft, but was not signed to a contract.

Pro career[edit]

Despite failing to enter the NBA, Hamilton had a successful and long career abroad.[1] He had a notable career in the Greek League playing for Sporting, AEK, Apollon Patras and Irakleio. He also played in the Spanish second division, Liga Española de Baloncesto, with Proexinca CB Cartagena during two seasons and in the Israeli League with Hapoel Jerusalem, where he was nicknamed "The Glue", due to his tremendous contribution to team chemistry. Prior to that, he also played with the Israeli clubs Hapoel Holon and Hapoel Eilat. He played at the end of his career in Europe with the Russian Super League club Dynamo Moscow.[2]

Hamilton is the cousin of former Duke basketball player Antonio Lang, who won 2 NCAA titles; and is the older brother of Angelo Hamilton, who led Connors State College to the 1991 NJCAA National title & later played at University of Oklahoma before embarking on stints overseas and with the Continental Basketball Association.[3][4]


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