Venson Hamilton

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Venson Hamilton
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Personal information
Born (1977-08-11) August 11, 1977 (age 40)
Forest City, North Carolina
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9.5 in (2.07 m)
Listed weight 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school East Rutherford
(Forest City, North Carolina)
College Nebraska (1995–1999)
NBA draft 1999 / Round: 2 / Pick: 50th overall
Selected by the Houston Rockets
Playing career 1999–2014
Position Center
Number 4
Career history
1999–2000 Basket Napoli
2000–2001 Prokom Trefl Sopot
2001 Virtus Ragusa
2001–2002 Basket Club Ferrara
2002–2003 Tenerife
2003–2004 Bilbao Basket
2004–2005 DKV Joventut
2005–2009 Real Madrid
2011 Gran Canaria
2014 KB Besa
2014 RSB Berkane
Career highlights and awards

Venson Hamilton (born August 11, 1977)[1] is an American former professional basketball player.

College career[edit]

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.

Professional career[edit]

Hamilton was selected with the 50th overall draft pick by the Houston Rockets in the 1999 NBA draft. In the 1999–00 season, he played with Basket Napoli of Italy. In November 2000, he signed with Prokom Trefl Sopot of Poland. In January 2001, he was released by Prokom, and the next month he returned to Italy and signed with Virtus Ragusa for the rest of the season. For the 2001–02 season, he moved to Basket Club Ferrara. For the 2002–03 season, he moved to Spain and signed with Tenerife of the LEB Oro. The next season he also played in LEB Oro but moved to Bilbao Basket. For the 2004–05 season, he moved to the Spanish ACB League club DKV Joventut. From 2005 to 2009 he played with Real Madrid. With Real he was the Spanish champion and ULEB Cup winner in 2007. In 2011, he played only game with Gran Canaria. In 2014, he played with KB Besa of Kosovo and his last club was RSB Berkane of Morocco.[2]


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