2003 Recruiting Profile: Vern Hamilton

Updating one of Wake Forest's former recruiting targets, point guard and Richmond, Virginia native Vern Hamilton.

Name: Vern Hamilton
Position: Point Guard
Hometown: Richmond, Va
School: Benedictine
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 180 pounds

August 5, 2002
    As expected, Wake Forest as backed off Virginia point guard Vern Hamilton after the Deacs received a commitment from Chris Paul.

    Vern's recruitment is still going very well, however. "Vern has offers from Mississippi State, West Virginia, Richmond, Florida State, Utah, Wichita State, and VCU," his coach, Bruce Croxton noted. "He will take official visits to West Virginia, Florida State, Richmond and probably Utah in September."

April 24, 2002
    Richmond, Virginia's Vern Hamilton is a two-sport star attending Benedictine High School. Vern is a gifted athlete, excelling on the basketball court, the football field, and in the classroom.

    On the court, "Vern is a 6'0" point guard with explosive quickness, great court vision, and expert ball-handling," his coach Bruce Croxton said. This past season, Vern averaged 15.8 points per game while dishing out six assists and pulling down 4.8 rebounds per contest.

    Wake Forest, NC State, Tennessee, Maryland, UConn and many many others are schools on Vern's list for basketball. He is being highly recruited for football, as well. In fact, Doug Doughty from the Roanoke Times lists Vern, a wide receiver, as the 7th best football prospect in Virginia.

    However, there is more to this kid than just athletics, as his basketball coach notes. "The great thing about Vernon is that he is every bit as good a person as he is an athlete. Someone is going to get a quality guy who works hard and has a respect for people and the game."

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