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 with Iowa State in 2009
No. 41 – Brooklyn Nets
Position Center
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1990-04-01) April 1, 1990 (age 26)
Newport Beach, California
Nationality American / Croatian
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High school Lone Peak (Highland, Utah)
NBA draft 2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 45th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Playing career 2012–present
Career history
2012–2013 Cibona
2013 VEF Rīga
2013–2014 Sioux Falls Skyforce
2014 Charlotte Bobcats
20142015 Miami Heat
2014 →Sioux Falls Skyforce
2015 Minnesota Timberwolves
2015–2016 Valencia Basket
2016–present Brooklyn Nets
Career highlights and awards
  • All-ACB First Team (2016)
  • NBA D-League All-Star (2014)
  • All-NBA D-League First Team (2014)
  • NBA D-League All-Defensive First Team (2014)
  • Second-team All-SEC (2012)

Justin Anthony Hamilton (born April 1, 1990)[1] is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association. He plays the center position. He is of Croatian ancestry.

College career[edit]

Hamilton played college basketball for the Iowa State Cyclones from 2008 to 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 with the 45th overall in the 2012 NBA draft 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] He made his only appearance for the Bobcats on March 8 in a loss to Memphis Grizzlies.

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. Hamilton did not play a game in the 2014 playoffs for Miami.

On February 19, 2015, Hamilton was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans in a three-team trade involving the Phoenix Suns.[12] On March 3, 2015, he was waived by the Pelicans before appearing in a game for them.[13] Two days later, he was claimed off waivers by the Minnesota Timberwolves.[14]

On July 27, 2015, Hamilton signed a one-year deal with Valencia of the Liga ACB and the Eurocup.[15]

On July 11, 2016, Hamilton signed a multi-year contract with the Brooklyn Nets.[16]

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 1.0 .0 .0
2013–14 Miami 7 0 9.7 .450 .333 1.000 1.0 .0 .6 .0 3.7
2014–15 Miami 24 5 12.0 .415 .316 .857 2.0 .5 .3 .2 2.8
2014–15 Minnesota 17 9 24.9 .513 .333 .825 5.1 1.4 1.1 1.5 9.0
Career 49 14 16.0 .475 .325 .846 2.9 .7 .7 .6 5.0

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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