On Hamilton: Powerful, skilled interior player who can do it all in the post ... one of the BIG EAST's top returning inside scorers, rebounders and shot-blockers ... boasts tremendous quickness, sure hands and excellent skills for a player his size ... outstanding rebounder with the ability to average a double-double ... versatile player on the block who can face-up an opponent, but also has the ability and endurance to bang down low ... averaged 11.0 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game during a seven-game tour of the United Kingdom with the NIT All-Stars over the summer ... co-captain of the squad, along with classmate Daryll Hill.
Norm Roberts on Hamilton: "Lamont will be the key to our inside game. He is extremely talented, has increased the range on his shot and has done a great job in the weight room this offseason. The sky is the limit for Lamont with his abilities and talent."
As a Sophomore in 2004-05: A third team All-Met selection by the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association ... the only player to start all 27 games for the Red Storm ... averaged 13.3 points per game, good for second on the squad, on 50.4 percent shooting ... led the team with 7.5 rebounds and averaged 7.5 boards during BIG EAST play as well ... reached double-figures in scoring 19 times last season, netting 20 or more points four times and notching five double-doubles ... recorded first career double-double with a career-high 24 points and 11 rebounds against Virginia Tech (Dec. 8) ... second career double-double came with 14 points and 13 rebounds against Boston College (Jan. 22) ... first of two back-to-back double-doubles came with 14 points and 11 rebounds vs. Seton Hall (Jan. 29) ... set three career-highs in a double-double effort against Rutgers (Feb. 2) - 16 rebounds and five assists in 39 minutes ... also scored 16 points vs. the Scarlet Knights ... fifth double-double of the season came at Providence (March 1) with 14 points and 10 rebounds ... scored 13 points and grabbed five rebounds in the season-opener vs. Wagner (Nov. 20) ... registered 13 points and grabbed six rebounds against St. Francis (Nov. 23) ... netted 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the field at Niagara (Nov. 27) ... tallied eight points and posted 12 rebounds vs. Stony Brook (Nov. 30) ... collected 13 points on 6-of-12 shooting from the field, with seven rebounds and three blocks vs. Illinois State (Dec. 4) ... amassed 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds at Hofstra (Dec. 11) ... netted six points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a win over Marist (Dec. 19) ... poured in 21 points with five rebounds in a win vs. Canisius (Dec. 28) ... dropped 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting against Syracuse (Jan. 5) ... posted 15 points on 6-for-10 shooting with six boards at West Virginia (Jan. 8) ... registered 17 points, connecting on 7-of-16 shots from the field, and grabbed eight rebounds at Notre Dame (Jan. 15) ... connected on 7-of-13 shots from the field and scored 18 points with seven rebounds in a win over No. 21 Pittsburgh (Jan. 18) ... tallied 14 points at Georgetown (Jan. 25) ... notched 17 points with seven boards against West Virginia (Feb. 16) ... had 10 points and grabbed four boards against Georgetown (Feb. 20) ... scored 15 points with a career-high five blocks against Duke (Feb. 26) ... netted 20 points, connecting on 6-of-10 shots from the field and all eight of his free throw attempts, and grabbed six boards against Villanova (March 5) ... averaged 11.0 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game during a seven-game tour of the United Kingdom with the NIT All-Stars over the summer of 2005.
As a Freshman in 2003-04: Appeared in 18 games, earning four starts ... led the team with 20 blocks ... Averaged 5.9 points per game while shooting 44.3 percent from the field ... was second in free-throw percentage at 67.5 percent (27-for-40) ... scored eight points off the bench in his St. John's debut vs. Marquette (Nov. 3), adding six rebounds and three blocks ... pulled down a team-high nine rebounds in his first career start vs. Fairfield (Nov. 24), also chipping in seven points and four blocks ... posted eight points and a team-high nine rebounds and three blocks in a win vs. St. Francis (N.Y.) ... netted eight points off the bench in his first BIG EAST conference game at Syracuse (Jan. 7) ... scored a team and season-high 14 points vs. Seton Hall (Jan. 10), while also grabbing eight rebounds and blocking two shots.
At North Bridgton Academy: Spent a half-year at North Bridgton Academy (Maine), where he averaged 12.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game ... led the team to the league semifinals and a 25-7 record ... was a teammate of current Florida State standout Alexander Johnson ... Bridgton is the same school that produced former Syracuse standout Lawrence Moten ... spent a year and a half at Milford (Conn.) Academy ... averaged 15.0 points and 9.0 rebounds at Milford, where he played for Bob Riggio ... played AAU ball with the Long Island Panthers ... attended Bishop Ford High School in Brooklyn for two years, averaging 6.6 points per game as a junior.
Personal: Lamont Alexander Hamilton ... born on April 6, 1984 in Brooklyn, N.Y. ... son of Ramona Hamilton ... has three brothers, Dawan Richardson (28), Lance Hamilton (25) and Terrel Wyre (15) ... lists his mother, his brothers and his father as the most influential people in his career ... came to St. John's to honor the memory of his late uncle, Thomas Lamont Richardson, a native of Far Rockaway, Queens, who was a big St. John's fan growing up and dreamed of seeing his nephew attend the University ... majoring in sport management.
Hamilton Up Close...