2016 NBA DRAFT PROSPECTS

2016 NBA DRAFT PROSPECTS (DANIEL HAMILTON) Wednesday, May 11, 2016

2016 NBA DRAFT PROSPECTS

2016

DANIEL HAMILTON

COLLEGE: UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

HEIGHT: 6’8″

WEIGHT: 200 POUNDS

AGE: 20 YEARS OLD

POSITION: SHOOTING GUARD/ SMALL FORWARD

CLASS: SOPHOMORE

2015-2016 STATISTICS: 12.5PTS, 8.9REB, 4.7AST

PROJECTED DRAFT POSITION: EARLY SECOND ROUND

NBA DRAFT COMPARISON: KYLE ANDERSON BUT A BETTER ATHLETE

PLAYER SUMMARY: Daniel Hamilton had a nice sophomore year and has put his name into the NBA Draft. It remains to be seen if he will stay in the 2016 NBA Draft and has until May 25 to decide. However, all indications point to him staying in the draft.

Hamilton is a very versatile player who has a nice all-around game. He was asked to do a lot of things for UCONN Head Coach Kevin Ollie this past season and he did them well. At 6’8″ Hamilton possesses great size for either the SG/SF position. He is a good ball-handler for his size and is adept at making plays for himself and others. He is a very good passer, which is impressive due to his size. This is one of his best attributes as a player and prospect.

The sophomore is an above average rebounder at this stage in is development, however he will need to gain weight for the NBA level. He currently weight around 200 pounds and there will be questions if he can handle the rigors of a full NBA season. His scoring mainly comes from a nice mid-range jump-shot and has the ability to get to the rim due to his good ball-handling ability and length. In order to play the SG position in the NBA he will need to improve his weak 3-point shooting. We categorize Hamilton as more of a small forward than shooting guard at this stage due to his average shooting ability.

The 20-year old has the ability to become an above average defender in time. He has great length and instincts, however as previously mentioned he is weak at this point in time. It is imperative he gets on an NBA strength and conditioning program. This will allow him to not get pushed around by grown-men at the NBA level.

Daniel Hamilton is a player who has grown in our eyes from the beginning of the season until the end. He has the size and some skills that can’t be taught. If he can improve his shooting ability and gain weight/strength he has a chance to be a nice NBA player in a few years. If he can to NBA scouts during individual workouts that his shooting has improved it would not shock us for him to slip into the back-end of the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft.

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