“They expect me to come in and play right away,” Hamilton said. “It’s basically a given that I will have a chance to make a quick impact.
"I’m really quick and I can move around very well, but I’m also a pretty strong player as well. There were other places that made sense for me to play at, but no other program made sense for me as far as fit and instant playing time. That was one of the things that helped me make an early commitment.”
Hamilton’s faith in the Arizona program was apparent when he pledged without taking an official visit.“Man, the coaches just sold me," he said. "They were great. They made me feel wanted and they already had a plan on how they see me playing out there.
"I just trusted everything the coaches said and I felt that it was time to get my commitment out of the way.”
The visit to Arizona confirmed Hamilton’s belief in the Arizona coaching staff.
“The campus was great," Hamilton said. "Everybody treated me like I was part of the team and there wasn’t a guy there who didn’t have great things to say about the program.
"When I committed some people thought it was kind of weird that I did so without seeing the campus, but I knew deep down this was the best place for me. I have big plans.”