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#41 Justin Hamilton
Position: Center
Height: 7'0"
Weight: 260 lbs.
Class: Junior
Experience: 1 Letter
City/State: Alpine, Utah
High School: Lone Peak HS
Other College: Iowa State
Major: Communication Studies
Born: 04/01/1990
Justin Hamilton Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/10/2012

2012 Second Team All-SEC (Coaches)
2012 First Team All-District (USBWA)
2012 First Team All-Louisiana, Newcomer of the Year (LSWA)

Announced on April 5, 2012, that he will forego his senior season at LSU to pursue a career in professional basketball ... Will receive his degree in sociology in May 2012 and planned to marry in the summer of 2012.

REDSHIRT JUNIOR SEASON (2011-12)
Averaged 12.9 points per game, 7.2 rebounds per game and 1.4 blocks per game, while averaging 30.0 minutes per game ... Shot 49.4 percent from the field (158-320) and 78.1 percent from the free throw line (107-137) ... 24 double figure games ... Four double doubles ... Five games of 20 or more points - 27 at Florida (1/21), 23 vs. Ole Miss (1/7) and 21 at Oregon (NIT) (3/13), vs. Alabama (2/11), vs. Virginia (1/2) ... Had 23 points and 16 rebounds in the win versus Ole Miss.

JUNIOR SEASON (2010-11)
Transferred to LSU after two seasons at Iowa State ... Sat out last season, but was able to practice with the team.

FRESHMAN AND SOPHOMORE SEASONS (2008-10 at Iowa St.)
Started 31 games at center in 2010, leading the team in field goal percentage at 61.7 percent (74-120) ... Averaged 6.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.1 blocks ... His season field goal percentage was the fourth best single season in Iowa State history ... Led the Big 12 (conference games only) in offensive rebounds (3.7 a game) ... Averaged 8.2 rebounds in his last 12 games ... Was second on the team in blocks (33) ... Averaged 7.3 rebounds in conference games ... Scored in double figures eight times and had four double figure rebound games ... Had two double doubles ... As a freshman in 2009, averaged 4.2 points and 2.9 rebounds, starting 18 games and playing in 32 contests ... Shot 57 percent from the field (57-100) ... 17 blocks.

HIGH SCHOOL
Helped lead Long Peak High School to a 23-2 record and the Class 5A state title his senior year ... His prep team was ranked in the top 25 nationally, earning a ranking of No. 22 ... Averaged 10.1 points, 6.9 rebounds and 3.2 blocks per game while earning first-team all-state honors in Class 5A from the Desert Morning News ... Scored 10 points, had six rebounds and blocked a school-record 10 shots in the state championship game win over Bingham ... Voted as the state of Utah's most improved player in 2007-08.

PERSONAL
Born April 1, 1990 in Newport Beach, Calif. ... Son of Larry and Tami Hamilton ... Father was a two-sport star at Brigham Young in football and wrestling ... He was a starter at defensive tackle on BYU's 1984 national championship team ... Mother was a two-time all-conference volleyball player at BYU ... Holds the NCAA record for most assists in a single-season with 2,026 in 1986 ... Justin was a former Eagle Scout ... Anticipated major is sociology ... Enjoys fishing and golfing ... Favorite foods are steak, crab and shrimp ... Favorite NBA team is the Los Angeles Lakers and his favorite player, Kobe Bryant ... Also enjoys skateboarding and snowboard.

Top Career Performances
Points:
27, at Florida, 1/21/12

Rebounds:
16, vs. Ole Miss, 1/7/12

Field Goals Made:
13, at Florida, 1/21/12

3 PT FGs Made:
2, vs. Miss. State, 2/14/12

Free Throws Made
9, at Oregon (NIT), 3/13/12

Assists:
4, vs. Nicholls, 11/12/11

Blocks:
4, twice

Steals:
3, twice

Minutes Played:
41, vs. Auburn, 1/17/12

Top Career Scoring Games
1. 27 - at Florida, 1/21/12
2. 23 - vs. Ole Miss, 1/7/12
3. 21 - at Oregon (NIT), 3/13/12
3. 21 - vs. Alabama, 2/11/12
3. 21 - vs. Virginia, 1/2/12
6. 20 - at Arkansas, 1/14/12
7. 18 - at South Carolina, 2/18/12
7. 18 - vs. Western Kentucky, 11/18/11
9. 17 - vs. Tennessee, 2/29/12
10. 14 - four times

 

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