2009 scorer has a big list

He's already a five-star prospect and he's garnering a ton of offers. Jordan Hamilton is one of the top wing prospects in the 2009 class and already has a list shaping up.

Hamilton is a pure scorer who already has some great interest. Right now he is listing North Carolina, North Carolina State, USC, UCLA, Arizona, Texas and Syracuse and has offers from most of them. So far this spring he has already taken unofficials to USC, NC State and Arizona and is still trying to see a few more of the schools on his list over the summer. Hamilton is very familiar with Arizona. In addition to playing at the Cactus Classic, former Cat Hassan Adams is his cousin. "I know it (Arizona) pretty well," Hamilton admitted. "He (Hassan) says it is a good school. I've talked to coach Miles Simon a couple of times on the phone. He's laid it down about the school.

"It is not that far from home. I like the UofA."

The family connection helps, but it will in no way sway Hamilton. He has a number of factors he is looking at. Distance is not much of a factor, but team philosophy is.

"Their style of play," Hamilton noted when asked about what he wants in a program. "A coach that lets you play and does not hold you back."

He is not so worried about tempo, although he likes to get up and down. What he is really looking for is an offense that capitalizes and creativity and less on rigid play calling.

Hamilton can score in a variety of ways, but really likes to get out in the open floor.

"The best part of my game is transition," Hamilton said. "I'm good in the open court. I like the pull-up jumper. I like to get to the rack and dish to the open man. I like to have a shooter on my team and also a leaper because I like to throw the lob." Hamilton realizes that to keep his five-star ranking he has to become more than just a scorer. He's already worked hard on being a better passer and knows he has to improve his footwork and defense to become a top-tier player.

As of now he has no timetable for a decision, but has indicated that he will not be rushing anything. On several occasions he has mentioned taking his official visits his senior year.


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