Hamilton Has Four; Wants To Play With Bradley

One of the most dynamic scorers in the class of 2009, Jordan Hamilton, has four schools left on his list and he's looking to play his college ball with a big time scoring guard.

Over the past few weeks Jordan Hamilton has spent some time thinking about his recruitment and the schools involved. His list is down to Texas, Kansas, UConn and Syracuse, but now there is a new development.

Hamilton, who stars at Compton (Calif.) Dominguez, has spent much of the summer getting to know Tacoma (Wash.) Bellarmine Prep standout Avery Bradley and according to Hamilton, the two want to play in college together.

"Me and Avery Bradley got a good connection over the summer and I was glad I got a chance to play with him during the USA Global games," Hamilton said. "I think me and him in the backcourt at whatever school we choose, I just think that would be a great fit for us both and we plan on going to college together."

Just a few months ago, it was thought that Bradley and current high school and AAU teammate Abdul Gaddy would team together in college, but their schools lists are quite different and that talk has faded.

"We are both looking at Texas, Kansas and UConn," Hamilton said. "We've been talking about going to school together. We talk on the regular and text message each other. I could just see us playing together."

Hamilton Is Down To Four
"Me and Avery don't know when we are going to make our college decision," he said. "Wherever we go we are going to pick a good school. I'm just really looking forward to the recruitment."

Hamilton, a 6-foot-7 wing, who ranks among the top prospects at his position, participated in the Elite 24 game at Rucker Park last weekend and following the event took an unofficial visit to Connecticut.

"The visit to UConn went great," Hamilton said. "I got a chance to talk to Coach Calhoun. He's a Hall of Fame coach and the players that they have right now are good. They have Kemba Walker, who is a great point guard. I wouldn't mind playing with him. He plays hard and he's a true point guard."

All along Hamilton has claimed Texas as one of the schools to beat and that doesn't appear to have changed. He said the Longhorns are one of the schools that he grew up watching.

"Texas is a great school and that's been one of my favorite schools since I was a little kid," Scout.com's 13th ranked prospect said. "I've always liked Texas and North Carolina, but I realized that North Carolina doesn't fit my style of play. I really like Texas, UConn and Kansas. Syracuse is still in the mix too."

Although a decision could come in the near future from Hamilton, he's not showing his cards. The talented wing is focused on having a big senior season.

"Right now I'm just waiting for school to start back," Hamilton said. "I'm just happy that I got my fifth year back academically and athletically, so I'm really looking forward to that."

Last year his squad went 32-3, before falling to Oakland (Calif.) McClymonds in the playoffs. This year Dominguez returns all of their key contributors and Hamilton has set lofty goals for the upcoming year.

"I'm just being patient and focused on my senior year," Hamilton said. "I'm trying to win a national title. We have a national schedule and that's the goal that I'm shooting for. Tyson Chandler went to my school and he won a national title and I think I can lead my team this year."

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