DePaul signs Thomas Hamilton, Jr. to national letter of intent

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DePaul head coach Oliver Purnell announced April 22 that Thomas Hamilton, Jr. has signed a National Letter of Intent and will join the men’s basketball program starting in the 2013-2014 season. Hamilton, a Chicago native, played three seasons at Whitney Young High School and finished his prep career at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.

Hamilton, a 6-foot-10-inch center, is ranked at No. 21 by Scout.com as one of the nation’s top centers in 2013. ESPN.com ranks Hamilton at No. 27 among the nation’s top 30 at his position.

Hamilton joins a recruiting class comprised of R.J. Curington, Billy Garrett Jr., Forrest Robinson and Greg Sequele. Hamilton and Garrett played on the AAU circuit together with the Mac Irvin Fire. Hamilton’s father, Thomas Hamilton, played 33 games over two seasons in the NBA for the Boston Celtics and Houston Rockets.