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Justin Hamilton (basketball, born 1990)

This article is about the center. For the point guard/shooting guard, see Justin Hamilton (basketball, born 1980).
Justin Hamilton
Hamilton in 2009 with Iowa State.
No. 41 – Minnesota Timberwolves
Position Center
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1990-04-01) April 1, 1990 (age 25)
Newport Beach, California
Nationality American
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Career information
High school Lone Peak (Highland, Utah)
College Iowa State (2008–2010)
LSU (2011–2012)
NBA draft 2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 45th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Pro career 2012–present
Career history
2012–2013 KK Cibona (Croatia)
2013 VEF Rīga (Latvia)
2013–2014 Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)
2014 Charlotte Bobcats
20142015 Miami Heat
2014 →Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)
2015–present Minnesota Timberwolves
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA D-League All-Star (2014)
  • All-NBA D-League First Team (2014)
  • NBA D-League All-Defensive First Team (2014)
  • Second-team All-SEC (2012)

Justin Anthony Hamilton (born April 1, 1990)[1] is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays the center position.

College career

Hamilton played college basketball for the Iowa State Cyclones from 2008 to 2010 under Greg McDermott, and Louisiana State University during the 2011–12 season under Trent Johnson after being required to redshirt the 2010–11 season due to NCAA transfer requirements.

Professional career

Hamilton was selected with the 45th overall in the 2012 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. He was then traded to the Miami Heat for the rights of Arnett Moultrie.[2]

In August 2012, Hamilton signed with KK Cibona and has expressed a desire to play for the Croatian national basketball team.[3] In January 2013, he moved to VEF Rīga after an agreement with Cibona allowed him to switch clubs.[4] He left the team in May.

On September 10, 2013, he signed with the Miami Heat.[5] However, he was waived on October 26.[6]

On October 31, 2013, he was acquired by the Sioux Falls Skyforce.[7] On February 3, 2014, Hamilton was named to the Futures All-Star roster for the 2014 NBA D-League All-Star Game.[8]

On March 4, 2014, he signed a 10-day contract with the Charlotte Bobcats.[9]

On March 14, 2014, he signed with the Miami Heat for the rest of the season.[10] On March 20, 2014, he was assigned to the Sioux Falls Skyforce.[11] On March 24, 2014, he was recalled by the Heat. The Heat made the 2014 NBA Finals, where they lost to the San Antonio Spurs in five games. Hamilton did not play a game in the 2014 playoffs for Miami.

On February 19, 2015, Hamilton was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans in a three-team trade involving the Phoenix Suns.[12] On March 3, 2015, he was waived by the Pelicans before appearing in a game for them.[13] Two days later, he was claimed off waivers by the Minnesota Timberwolves.[14]

NBA career statistics

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

2013–14 Charlotte 1 0 4.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 1.0 .0 .0
2013–14 Miami 7 0 9.7 .450 .333 1.000 1.0 .0 .6 .0 3.7
2014–15 Miami 24 5 12.0 .415 .316 .857 2.0 .5 .3 .2 2.8
2014–15 Minnesota 17 9 24.9 .513 .333 .825 5.1 1.4 1.1 1.5 9.0
Career 49 14 16.0 .475 .325 .846 2.9 .7 .7 .6 5.0

Personal life

Hamilton is of Croatian ancestry on his mother side, who is from Zagreb, Croatia. Hamilton spent 1 year of his life in Croatia, attending the elementary school "Pantovčak" in Zagreb.[3]


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