2013 Intro: Isaac Hamilton

Isaac Hamilton, one of the top underclassman prospects on the west coast, already holds a handful of high major scholarship offers.

Isaac Hamilton has an advantage over a good majority of the 2013 class.

See Hamilton, a 6-foot-4, 170-pound guard, is the brother of Texas wing Jordan Hamilton. The younger Hamilton said his older brother is helping him not only on the court, but off of it.

"He's doing really well," Isaac Hamilton said of Jordan. "He tells me to keep doing my thing and I tell him to keep doing his thing because he's doing really well right now."

"It's a lot easier," he added. "Looking at this and observing and see what he says and when he matured and what expectations you can't have when you go to college. It's helped me a lot."

When Jordan's home from school the two work out on a consistent basis.

"When he's out here we go workout at the HAX," the younger Hamilton said. "We go workout there and sometimes we run on the beach. We play one-on-one and two-on-two with my brothers."

According to Hamilton, he's still working on getting his first one-on-one victory over his older sibling.

"Not yet," he said when asked if he'd knocked off Jordan yet. "I've been close. I lost by one point and we were going to 11."

On the high school court, Hamilton is having a strong sophomore season. His Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw squad recently reached the second round of the playoffs and will play their next game on Tuesday.

"I've been playing pretty good this season," he said. "I've been averaging 20 something. I'm playing pretty solid. I'm playing a new position at the point and I'm just getting used to that."

A number of schools have been in to see him throughout the year and he already claims scholarship offer from USC, Baylor, Oklahoma State, TCU, UTEP, Fresno State and Arizona.

He also has early interest from Washington, St. John's, Kansas, Memphis, UCLA, Texas and UNLV.

"I'm taking it in but I'm still observing what type of style of play I want to play in and the environment," Hamilton said. "I'm just soaking it in right now because I'm not really thinking about it I'm focused on my high school career.

To date, Hamilton has only taken one unofficial visit. He went local and visited with USC and their program in September.

"It was a great experience," he said of his USC visit. "Coach Kevin O'Neill is hilarious."

Hamilton, a four-star prospect, is ranked No. 6 at the shooting guard spot and No. 16 overall in the class of 2013.


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