• May 25, 2022
 Community College Post Player Derick Hamilton Inks With UTEP Men’s Basketball

Community College Post Player Derick Hamilton Inks With UTEP Men’s Basketball

Community College Post Player Derick Hamilton Inks With UTEP Men’s Basketball

Derick Hamilton (Bossier Parish Community College, Bossier City, La.) has inked to attend UTEP and play for the men’s basketball team starting with the 2022-23 season, head coach Joe Golding announced Wednesday. Hamilton will have three years of eligibility for the Miners.

 

A brief profile on Hamilton and a quote from Golding follow below.

 

Derick Hamilton

6-10, Forward

Bossier Parish Community College

Baton Rouge, La.

Played in 30 games, including 23 starts, as a freshman for Bossier Parish Community College in 2021-22… averaged 11.0 points on 69.9 percent shooting (153-219) … shot below 50 percent in just two games on the campaign … also blocked 26 shots on the year, with two rejections in eight different contests …reached double figures in scoring in 18 games in 2021-22, including a career-high 20 points on 10-11 shooting from the floor in a victory at Baton Rouge Community College (11/21/21) … also had 12 rebounds in the game to notch a double-double …posted a double-double with 14 points and a career-best 14 boards at Lamar State College-Port Arthur (1/8/22) … tallied 12 points while pulling down 10 rebounds against Northwestern State University JV (1/17/22) … recorded his final double-double (16 points, 10 boards) of the season at Tyler Junior College (2/26/22) … went 9-10 for 18 points in a win at Coastal Bend College (1/3/22) … appeared in 15 contests for BPCC in 2020-21 … previously was an All-District performer at Broadmoor HS in Baton Rouge, La.

“We are excited about Derick being a part of our program. He comes from an unbelievable family and has improved as a player every year. His unique combination of size and skill, that combined with an extremely high ceiling, will provide a low post presence for years to come at UTEP.”

 

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