In a win over Macon (Ga.) Westside on Saturday, Hammonds scored 22 points (7-for-12 shooting) and reeled in 9 rebounds with future Bulldogs assistant coach Jonas Hayes looking on.
“I played good enough to get the W and that’s all that really matters,” Hammonds told Scout following the game.
Hamonds, a 6-foot-7 forward, impressed with his versatility, as he impacted the game with his skill, shot making and rebounding.
“Growing up and playing with older players,” Hammond said when asked how he developed his versatility. “Just playing with them. They would teach me stuff I couldn’t do and I just got better.”
Out of the gate, his impact was felt with his jumper, as he made made a pair of three-pointers, plus a mid-range pull-up. He also went to the glass, pushed the break and competed on both ends of the floor.
On November 10th, Hammonds made his pledge to Georgia and then signed during the initial period. Knocking out his decision, helped take off some pressure.
“It’s help a lot,” he said about getting his decision out of the way. “I don’t have to worry about getting calls anymore.”
“It’s just the right place for me,” Hammonds added. “It’s home for me and I can play right away.”
To go with Hammonds, Georgia also has a pledge from forward Nic Claxton.