Daniel Hamilton (basketball)

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Daniel Hamilton
No. 5 – Atlanta Hawks
Position Shooting guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1995-08-08) August 8, 1995 (age 23)
Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school
College Connecticut (2014–2016)
NBA draft 2016 / Round: 2 / Pick: 56th overall
Selected by the Denver Nuggets
Playing career 2016–present
Career history
2016–2017 Oklahoma City Blue
2017–2018 Oklahoma City Thunder
2017–2018 →Oklahoma City Blue
2018–present Atlanta Hawks
Career highlights and awards

Daniel Hamilton (born August 8, 1995) is an American basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Connecticut Huskies, and earned second-team all-conference honors in the American Athletic Conference (AAC) as a sophomore. After he decided to forgo his remaining two years of college eligibility, Hamilton was selected in the second round of the 2016 NBA draft by the Denver Nuggets. The draft right later was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

High school career

Hamilton attended Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles, California and then St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, California. As a senior, he averaged 20.5 points. 9.0 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.3 steals, leading the Braves to a 23-11 record and the California Division II state championship.[1]

College career

After graduating high school, Hamilton joined the Connecticut Huskies. As a freshman, he averaged 10.9 points, 7.6 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 31.4 minutes in 35 games and was named the AAC Rookie of Year. He became just the second UConn freshman to finish a season with at least 300 points, 200 rebounds and 100 assists.[1][2]

In a 99-52 blowout of Central Connecticut State on December 23, 2015, Hamilton posted a triple-double with 11 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists, the 10th Husky to record one.[3] In his sophomore season, Hamilton averaged 12.5 points, a conference-best 8.9 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 1.1 steals and 31.9 minutes in 36 games, being named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2016 AAC Championship and was an AAC All-Conference Second Teamer. After leaving UConn, Hamilton was one of two Division I players (the other being LSU's Ben Simmons) to register more than 450 points, 300 rebounds and 150 assists on the season.[1][2]

Professional career

On June 23, 2016, Hamilton was selected with the 56th pick of the 2016 NBA draft by the Denver Nuggets, however, he was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder on draft night.[2] In July, 2016, he joined the Thunder in the 2016 NBA Summer League.[4]

Oklahoma City Blue (2016–2017)

On November 3, 2016, he was acquired by the Oklahoma City Blue.[5]

Oklahoma City Thunder (2017–2018)

On August 3, 2017, Hamilton signed a two-way contract with the team that acquired him on draft night, the Oklahoma City Thunder. As a result, he would split the season between the Thunder and the Blue, their G League affiliate.[6]

Atalanta Hawks (2018–present)

On August 20, 2018, Hamilton signed with the Atlanta Hawks.[7]

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

2017–18 Oklahoma City 6 0 4.7 .455 .400 .8 1.3 .2 .0 2.0
Career 6 0 4.7 .455 .400 .8 1.3 .2 .0 2.0


2014–15 Connecticut 35 35 31.4 .380 .343 .667 7.6 3.7 0.9 0.4 10.9
2015–16 Connecticut 36 36 31.9 .387 .331 .860 8.9 4.7 1.1 0.4 12.5
Career 71 71 31.7 .384 .337 .764 8.3 4.2 1.0 0.4 11.7


Hamilton's older brother, Jordan, played in the NBA and currently playing for Tofaş of the Turkish Basketball Super League (BSL), and another, Isaac, played in college for UCLA.[8]


  1. ^ a b c "UConn bio". UConnHuskies.com. Retrieved October 7, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Thunder Acquires Draft Rights to Hamilton". NBA.com. June 23, 2016. Retrieved October 7, 2016.
  3. ^ "Hamilton leads UConn over Central Connecticut 99-62". ESPN. Associated Press. December 23, 2015. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  4. ^ "Thunder Announces Summer League Roster". NBA.com. July 1, 2016. Retrieved October 7, 2016.
  5. ^ "Oklahoma City Blue Announces Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. November 3, 2016. Retrieved November 5, 2016.
  6. ^ "Thunder Signs Daniel Hamilton to Two-Way Contract". Oklahoma City Thunder. August 3, 2017. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
  7. ^ "Atlanta Hawks Sign Daniel Hamilton and Alex Poythress". NBA.com. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  8. ^ Katz, Andy (September 6, 2013). "Isaac Hamilton won't get NLI release". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on March 17, 2015.

External links

  • Oklahoma City Thunder Bio
  • Connecticut Huskies Bio
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