Jordan Hamilton

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Jordan Hamilton
Jordan Hamilton Rockets.JPG
Hamilton with the Rockets in 2014
No. 23 – Bucaneros de La Guaira
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
League Liga Profesional de Baloncesto
Personal information
Born (1990-10-06) October 6, 1990 (age 25)
Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school
College Texas (2009–2011)
NBA draft 2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26th overall
Selected by the Dallas Mavericks
Playing career 2011–present
Career history
20112014 Denver Nuggets
2012 Idaho Stampede
2014 Houston Rockets
2014 Iowa Energy
2014–2015 Reno Bighorns
2015 Los Angeles Clippers
2015 Krasny Oktyabr
2016 Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2016 New Orleans Pelicans
2016–present Bucaneros de La Guaira
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Jordan Christian Hamilton (born October 6, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Bucaneros de La Guaira of the Liga Profesional de Baloncesto (LPB). He played college basketball for the University of Texas.

High school career[edit]

Hamilton began his high school career at Susan Miller Dorsey High School where he averaged 26 points, eight rebounds and seven assists per game as a sophomore. After three years at Dorsey, he transferred to Manuel Dominguez High School, playing under Russell Otis. As a junior, he averaged 27.6 points and 11.1 rebounds per game while leading Dominguez to a 32–3 mark and the CIF Southern Section Division I-AA championship.[1] Considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Hamilton was listed as the No. 1 small forward and the No. 6 player in the nation in 2009.[2]

College career[edit]

Hamilton played for the University of Texas where, as a sophomore, he was selected in the second team All-America by the USBWA[3] and the fourth team All-America by Fox Sports[4] after posting averages of 18.6 points and 7.7 rebounds per game.[1][5] In 70 games for the Longhorns, he averaged 14.5 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.[5]

Professional career[edit]

Denver Nuggets (2011–2014)[edit]

Hamilton was selected with the 26th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft by the Dallas Mavericks. His draft rights were later traded to the Denver Nuggets on draft night.[6] On December 9, 2011, he signed with the Nuggets.[5] On January 3, 2012, he was assigned to the Idaho Stampede.[7] Four days later, he made his professional debut in a 116–112 loss to the Bakersfield Jam, recording 14 points and 10 rebounds.[8] On January 15, he was recalled by the Nuggets.[9] Ten days later, he made his debut for the Nuggets in a 122–93 win over the Sacramento Kings, recording two points and three rebounds in five minutes off the bench.[10] In three seasons, he averaged 5.6 points, 2.8 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game.[11]

Houston Rockets (2014)[edit]

On February 20, 2014, Hamilton was traded to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Aaron Brooks.[12] Five days later, he made his debut for the Rockets in a 129–103 win over the Sacramento Kings, recording 12 points, five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 24 minutes off the bench.[13] In 21 games, he averaged 6.6 points, 2.9 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game.[11]

Iowa Energy / Reno Bighorns (2014–2015)[edit]

On August 18, 2014, Hamilton signed with the Toronto Raptors.[14] However, he was later waived by the Raptors on October 25.[15] Two days later, he was claimed off waivers by the Utah Jazz.[16] On November 6, he was waived by the Jazz before appearing in a game for them.[17]

On November 26, 2014, Hamilton was acquired by the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League.[18] Three days later, he made his debut for Iowa in a 102–97 loss to the Grand Rapids Drive, recording 11 points, three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 18 minutes off the bench.[19]

On December 10, 2014, Hamilton was traded, along with a 2015 second-round pick, to the Reno Bighorns in exchange for a 2015 first-round pick.[20] Two days later, he made his debut for the Bighorns in a 133–122 win over the Idaho Stampede, recording 11 points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 21 minutes off the bench.[21] On February 4, 2015, he was named to the Futures All-Star team for the 2015 NBA D-League All-Star Game.[22]

Los Angeles Clippers (2015)[edit]

On February 24, 2015, Hamilton signed a 10-day contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.[23] Three days later, he made his debut for the Clippers in a 97–79 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.[24] On March 6, 2015, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Clippers.[25] On March 20, he signed with the Clippers for the remainder of the season.[26] On August 1, he was waived by the Clippers.[27] In 14 games, he averaged 2.7 points, 1.1 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game.[11]

Krasny Oktyabr (2015)[edit]

On August 22, 2015, Hamilton signed with Krasny Oktyabr of Russia for the 2015–16 season.[28] On November 23, he parted ways with the club.[29] In 6 Eurocup games, he averaged 12.2 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.[30]

Rio Grande Valley Vipers (2016)[edit]

On February 16, 2016, he was acquired by the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.[31] That night, he made his debut for the Vipers in a 101–96 win over the Austin Spurs, recording eight points, six rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 24 minutes.[32]

New Orleans Pelicans (2016)[edit]

On March 25, 2016, Hamilton signed a 10-day contract with the New Orleans Pelicans to help the team deal with numerous injuries. New Orleans had to use an NBA hardship exemption in order to sign him as he made their roster stand at 17, two over the allowed limited of 15.[33] The next day, he made his debut in a 115–91 loss to the Toronto Raptors, recording 11 points, four rebounds and three assists in 24 minutes off the bench.[34] On April 4, Hamilton signed with the Pelicans for the rest of the season.[35]

Bucaneros de La Guaira (2016–present)[edit]

On April 27, 2016, Hamilton signed with the Bucaneros de La Guaira of the Liga Profesional de Baloncesto.[36] Two days later, he made his debut for La Guaira in an 81–77 win over the Marinos de Anzoátegui, recording 10 points, five rebounds, 12 assists and one steal in 38 minutes.[37]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  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]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 Denver 26 2 9.9 .432 .362 .400 2.4 .8 .2 .1 4.4
2012–13 Denver 40 1 9.9 .418 .370 .500 2.4 .6 .4 .2 5.2
2013–14 Denver 39 11 17.2 .390 .349 .742 3.4 .9 .8 .3 6.8
2013–14 Houston 21 1 16.6 .393 .362 .850 2.9 .9 .6 .3 6.6
2014–15 L.A. Clippers 14 2 8.7 .400 .476 .000 1.1 .5 .1 .0 2.7
Career 140 17 12.8 .405 .366 .671 2.6 .7 .5 .2 5.5

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012 Denver 2 0 2.5 .667 .000 .000 .0 .0 .5 .0 2.0
2013 Denver 1 0 2.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
Career 3 0 2.3 .500 .000 .000 .0 .0 .3 .0 1.3

Personal[edit]

Hamilton is the son of Greg and Karen and has five brothers.[1] His younger brother, Isaac, plays college basketball for UCLA.[38]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Jordan Hamilton bio". TexasSports.com. Retrieved March 25, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Jordan Hamilton Recruiting Profile". Rivals.com. Retrieved February 16, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Jordan Hamilton Named to USBWA All-America Second Team". TexasSports.com. March 14, 2011. Retrieved March 14, 2011. 
  4. ^ Goodman, Jeff (March 7, 2011). "Goodman's 2010-11 All-America teams". FOXSports.com. Archived from the original on February 1, 2014. Retrieved June 21, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c "Denver Nuggets sign rookie G/F Jordan Hamilton". NBA.com. December 9, 2011. Retrieved December 9, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Mavs trade picks for Rudy Fernandez". ESPN.com. June 24, 2011. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Denver Nuggets Assign Hamilton and Stone to NBA D-League Affiliate Idaho Energy". OurSportsCentral.com. January 3, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Stampede Fall in Overtime". OurSportsCentral.com. January 7, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Nuggets recall Jordan Hamilton from Idaho Stampede". NBA.com. January 15, 2012. Retrieved January 15, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Gallinari helps Nuggets rout Kings". NBA.com. January 25, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2016. 
  11. ^ a b c "Jordan Hamilton NBA Stats". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 25, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Rockets Acquire Jordan Hamilton". NBA.com. February 20, 2014. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Harden scores 43, Rockets rout Kings 129-103". NBA.com. February 26, 2014. Retrieved March 25, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Raptors Sign Jordan Hamilton". NBA.com. August 18, 2014. Retrieved August 18, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Raptors Waive Cherry, Hamilton". NBA.com. October 25, 2014. Retrieved October 25, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Jazz Claim Hamilton and Ingles Off Waivers". NBA.com. October 27, 2014. Retrieved October 27, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Jazz Waive Jordan Hamilton". NBA.com. November 6, 2014. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Iowa Energy Acquire Jordan Hamilton". OurSportsCentral.com. November 26, 2014. Retrieved November 26, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Drive Rally to Beat Iowa, Win Third Game in a Row". NBA.com. November 29, 2014. Retrieved March 25, 2016. 
  20. ^ "Bighorns Trade for Former NBA Player Jordan Hamilton". OurSportsCentral.com. December 10, 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Bhullar, Bighorns Stop Stampede". NBA.com. December 12, 2014. Retrieved March 25, 2016. 
  22. ^ "Thirteen NBA Veterans Headline Rosters for NBA Development League All-Star Game Presented by Kumho Tire". NBA.com. February 15, 2015. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 
  23. ^ "Press Release: Clippers Sign Jordan Hamilton to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. February 24, 2015. Retrieved February 24, 2015. 
  24. ^ "Paul, Jordan lead Clippers past Grizzlies 97-79". NBA.com. February 28, 2015. Retrieved March 25, 2016. 
  25. ^ "Clippers sign Jordan Hamilton to 2nd 10-day contract". NBA.com. March 6, 2015. Retrieved March 6, 2015. 
  26. ^ "CLIPPERS SIGN JORDAN HAMILTON FOR REMAINDER OF SEASON". NBA.com. March 20, 2015. Retrieved March 20, 2015. 
  27. ^ "L.A. CLIPPERS WAIVE JORDAN HAMILTON". NBA.com. August 1, 2015. Retrieved August 1, 2015. 
  28. ^ "Krasny Oktyabr adds Jordan Hamilton". Sportando.com. August 22, 2015. Retrieved August 22, 2015. 
  29. ^ "Jordan Hamilton and JaJuan Johnson leave Krasny Oktyabr". Sportando.com. November 23, 2015. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  30. ^ "HAMILTON, JORDAN - Eurocup stats". EurocupBasketball.com. Retrieved March 25, 2016. 
  31. ^ "Jordan Hamilton to Join RGV Vipers". OurSportsCentral.com. February 16, 2016. Retrieved February 16, 2016. 
  32. ^ "Cummings, Vipers Outlast Spurs". NBA.com. February 16, 2016. Retrieved February 16, 2016. 
  33. ^ "Pelicans Sign Jordan Hamilton to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. March 25, 2016. Retrieved March 25, 2016. 
  34. ^ "Raptors tie team mark with 49th win, beat Pelicans 115-91". NBA.com. March 26, 2016. Retrieved March 27, 2016. 
  35. ^ "Pelicans Sign Jordan Hamilton for the Remainder of the 2015-16 Season". NBA.com. April 4, 2016. Retrieved April 4, 2016. 
  36. ^ "Jordan Hamilton inks with Bucaneros de la Guaira". Sportando.com. April 27, 2016. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  37. ^ "Semi-Finals Game 2: Marinos - Bucaneros 77-81". Eurobasket.com. April 29, 2016. Retrieved April 30, 2016. 
  38. ^ Katz, Andy (September 6, 2013). "Isaac Hamilton won't get NLI release". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on March 17, 2015. Retrieved March 17, 2015. 

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