Justin Hamilton (basketball, born 1990)
Hamilton in 2009 with Iowa State.
|No. 41 – Minnesota Timberwolves|
April 1, 1990|
Newport Beach, California
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|High school||Lone Peak (Highland, Utah)|
Iowa State (2008–2010)|
|NBA draft||2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 45th overall|
|Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers|
|2012–2013||KK Cibona (Croatia)|
|2013||VEF Rīga (Latvia)|
|2013–2014||Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)|
|2014||→Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Justin Anthony Hamilton (born April 1, 1990) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays the center position.
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.
In August 2012, Hamilton signed with KK Cibona and has expressed a desire to play for the Croatian national basketball team. In January 2013, he moved to VEF Rīga after an agreement with Cibona allowed him to switch clubs. He left the team in May.
On March 14, 2014, he signed with the Miami Heat for the rest of the season. On March 20, 2014, he was assigned to the Sioux Falls Skyforce. 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. On March 3, 2015, he was waived by the Pelicans before appearing in a game for them. Two days later, he was claimed off waivers by the Minnesota Timberwolves.
NBA career statistics
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- 2013-14 Miami Heat Media Guide, p. 79.
- Prospect Profile: Justin Hamilton – NBA.com
- Dražen Brajdić (20 August 2012). "Mama mi je Hrvatica i bilo bi fenomenalno igrati za Hrvatsku" (in Croatian). Večernji list. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
- "VEF Rīga" pievienosies centra spēlētājs Džastins Hemiltons
- Miami Heat sign Eric Griffin and Justin Hamilton
- Miami Heat waive Eric Griffin and Justin Hamilton
- Skyforce Announces Initial 2013-14 Training Camp Invitees
- Eighth Annual NBA D-League All-Star Game Features 16 Players With NBA Experience
- Cats Sign Hamilton to 10-Day Contract
- HEAT Signs Justin Hamilton
- Justin Hamilton to Join Skyforce
- "Pelicans Complete Three-Team Trade with Miami, Phoenix". NBA.com. February 19, 2015.
- Pelicans Waive Justin Hamilton
- "Timberwolves Awarded Justin Hamilton Off Waivers". NBA.com. March 5, 2015. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
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