Earlier this month 2018 combination forward Jairus Hamilton entered Scout’s updated top 40 list at No. 29. During the second evaluation period at the adidas Gauntlet, the Concord (N.C.) Cannon School standout certainly lived up to that lofty ranking.
Hamilton, who checks in at a chiseled 6-foot-7, is a versatile forward that can impact the game in a variety of ways. He doesn’t have a true position and is able to slide in and play either forward spot.
Hamilton proved to be aggressive on both ends of the floor, and despite not putting up monster numbers, he was active around the goal, reeled in offensive rebounds and finished around the basket.
While he utilizes his strength and quality athleticism around the basket, he also has the versatility to step out on the floor and shoot jump shots or even drive the ball.
Although he didn’t connect on his jump shots in our viewings at the Atlanta stop, it’s clear he’s a confident shooter, has good shot mechanics and is capable of making shot sfrom distance.
Through seven games in the adidas Gauntlet circuit, Hamilton is averaging 12 points and 4.3 rebounds a game.
Hamilton told Scout that North Carolina, South Carolina, Wake Forest, Tennessee, Hampton, Virginia Tech, Duke, Virginia and Kansas are among the schools currently involved in his recruitment.