Over the last year there has been consistent progress in the game of 6-foot-4, 180-pound 2018 Pasadena (Calif.) combo guard Bryce Hamilton, who is moving into the direction of a prospect that should be recruited at the high major level.
Hamilton has grown a couple inches over the last year and is now a player who can use his ball skills and vision to create for others or himself. He’s a terrific scorer who can get to the basket or score with his jumper.
“I’m shooting the ball well and going to my right better,” Hamilton said. “I need to rebound more but I just need to keep working hard. I’m doing a good job attacking and creating for my teammates. I want to be more of a leader.”
Offers have come in from Nevada, UTEP and Buffalo, where older brother Blake Hamilton is a senior. Schools showing interest include Hawaii, UNLV, Boise State, Butler, Georgetown and UCLA, where cousin Isaac Hamilton is a senior.
Nevada is a school which has done a good job working hard on Hamilton early.
“They’re in a pretty good conference and are doing well right now,” Hamilton said of the Wolverines.
UCLA has shown increased interest in Hamilton in recent months.
“They’re a pretty good team and will make it far this year,” he said. “I like their style of play; they get and out and run.”
It’s still early in Hamilton’s recruitment but he’ll be looking for a combination of academics and player development.
“I want a good education and to be able to make it to the NBA,” he said.