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UNCG Graduate Transfer Forward Eric Hamilton Commits to Pitt

UNCG Graduate Transfer Forward Eric Hamilton Commits to Pitt

Jeff Capel has added some long-awaited size to his 2019 front court.

Transferring UNC Greensboro forward Eric Hamilton (6-foot-9, 250 pounds) announced that he’s committed to Pitt and will join them for the upcoming season.

Hamilton, who’s a native of Georgia, began his college career at Wichita State where he played for two seasons before transferring to UNCG. He will have one season of college eligibility remaining and will be immediately eligible.

In 35 games in 2018-19, he averaged 6.3 points and 4.5 rebounds per games, mostly in a reserve role for the Spartans. He did make six starts and averaged 16.4 minutes per game.

Hamilton becomes the fifth off-season addition to the Pitt roster (Justin Champagnie, Karim Coulibaly, Gerald Drumgoole and Ryan Murphy).

Capel will be adding a veteran forward that has the size to compete in the ACC. Hamilton joins Terrell Brown, Coulibaly and Kene Chukwuka as players with size on the roster. With two available scholarships remaining, look for Capel to try to add at least one more forward/center.

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Jay
Jay
11 months ago

Wow, again just sort of shocked, we can’t get someone better than a reserve from UNCG for a Grad Transfer. We got all these former HC’s as Asst’s and
apparently none of them can recruit very well. And urban school like Pitt shouldn’t be that hard of a sell to today’s bball players.

ed rose
ed rose
11 months ago
Reply to  Jay

UNCG is a good program. They have won over 20 games the past 4 years. The kid is big, experienced, older and athletic. You have sold him short. You have not seen him play. He will help Pitt from being bullied on the boards.

Jay
Jay
11 months ago
Reply to  ed rose

I can’t be selling him short, his career stats in vastly inferior (to the ACC) leagues are 3.9 ppg and 2.7 rpg. In the better Missouri Valley conf his numbers at Wichita State were even worse, 2.2 ppg and 1.5 rpg. This is Alonzo Nelson-Ododo on steroids.

ed rose
ed rose
11 months ago
Reply to  Jay

I seen the kid play. I am telling you he is much better than nelson-Ododo. I agree that if you look at the numbers that is what I would conclude too. He will help with rebounding and interior defense. Something they sorely missed. I guess time will tell. I hope I am right and you are wrong.

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