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Hamilton looks to improve game
By Sam McKewon
Senior editor |
The talent is there. Always has
been. Especially when it comes to
ilton, NU’s career
er, will tell you
that. He’s been a
in college, aver
aging 7.8 boards
for his career. He
was a strong
rebounder at Oak
Hill Academy in
high school and
in the pee-wee league in his home
town, Forest City, N.C.
Hamilton has always had a nose
tor rebounding. Coaches say so.
Teammates say so. Hamilton says so.
In that same breath, the coaches, the
teammates and Hamilton himself will
say he could be doing more - a lot
His numbers last season weren’t
bad. Hamilton averaged 11.2 points
and 9.8 rebounds per game while
leading the Big 12 with 17 double
doubles. But the book on the 6-foot
10, 240-pound senior is that he does
n’t fulfill his talent; he should score
more, make better decisions and be
The Sporting News said the same
in its preseason basketball issue. It
called him overrated. Not just over
rated, but the Big 12 Conference’s
most overrated player. The reason?
He could do so much more.
Hamilton, while not as severe,
levels some of the same criticism at
“I know I can do better,”
Hamilton said. “I know I’m going to
He stops. Starts again.
“Just say it like this: I need to
develop my talent more. I know I got
talent. I know it. I need to show it
more - instead of letting it waste.”
So Hamilton works toward fulfill
ing that talent. Every day last sum
mer, he worked with former Husker
Bernard Garner on developing post
moves. When he wasn’t doing that,
Hamilton was part of the Big 12 All
Star team that went on a European
The tour pitted Hamilton against,
in his words, “bigger, stronger and
faster players than me.” He developed
his offensive game. He found a 15
foot range on his shot. He became a
better ffee-throw shooter.
But most of all, NU forward Andy
Markowski said, his ffontcourt team
mate matured into a better decision
maker on the court.
He s cleaned
up his game a
said. “He’s learn
ing how to catch
the ball outside
and make plays.
He works at it,
like what he’s
points out to the
court, wnere Hamilton works witft
NU Assistant Coach Jimmy Williams
on his shooting. Hamilton, who’s
averaging 13.3 points and 9.1
rebounds a game, shoots around a
chair, which serves as an imaginary
defender. Except for point guard Joe
Holmes shooting free throws,
Hamilton’s the only one left practic
But there is a learning curve to
being the go-to player on offense.
After playing a secondary scoring
role to Tyronn Lue for two years,
Hamilton has had growing pains
adjusting to his role as “the man,” as
Hamilton puts it.
NU’s 52-49 loss to Tulsa on
Tuesday serves as an example.
Hamilton’s first two shots were from
12 feet, and both were airballs. He
finished two of 13 from the floor and
had eight points.
As always, he
grabbing 12. But
scouts in atten
missed key make
- able shots down
nc wan uc uisuigauizcu on me
court,” Williams said. “He plays out
of sync; there’s no pattern to what he’s
doing. I’m working with him to be
“Instead of having 10 moves, he
needs two or three. It’s a question of
doing too many things and none of
The (blowing nro Venson HnMon’s
Yr. Pts. Rebounds
’95-’96 6.1 5.0
’96-,97 10.8 8.4
>97-’98 11.2 9.8
'98-’99 13.3 9.0
I need to develop my talent more.
I know I got talent. I know it. I need to show
it more - instead of letting it waste.”
them really well.”
Another problem Hamilton had in
the past was playing to the level of the
opponent, he said. That was fine in
big games, but against lesser oppo
nents, Hamilton had a tendency to
“It doesn’t matter who I play,”
Hamilton said. “I’ve got to get up for
every game. I didn’t get up for the lit
tle games that much. I underestimate
my opponents, which I shouldn’t do.”
Ultimately, Hamilton hopes to
develop a game strong enough for the
NBA. Williams said scouts currently
tab the senior a second-round draft
pick. The Bulls scout at the Tulsa
game commented no further than to
call Hamilton “a prospect.”
Williams said he’ll be disappoint
ed if Hamilton doesn’t make it to the
“He’s got a great shot,” Williams
said. “He’ll run the floor. He’ll catch
the ball and do some with it in the
transition. But he’s still got to make
sound decisions on the floor because
he’s got the talent.”
So for Hamilton, the goal now is
to not let that talent be a curse - to ful
fill it like he knows he can.
“Work, work, work,” Hamilton
said. “The great players, they just
work a lot. I’ve got to be a worka
AWARDS from page 9
The award is Pettit’s second
Big 12 Conference coach of the
year honor and the ninth league
coach of the year honor of his 22
Pettit, who claimed his 700th
career victory earlier this season,
also won the award in the 1996 sea
son, when the Huskers won their
first Rio 1 0 title*
Nepo, who won the first of her
three league first-team honors in
1996, averaged 14.29 assists per
game during Big 12 play. A two
time AVCA All-American, Nepo
also is a strong national player-of
“It’s a blessing and an honor to
win that award,” Nepo said. “I was
a little surprised I was chosen, but
I think a lot of why I won was
because our team won the Big 12
title. If we hadn’t, I think Demetria
(Sance, of Texas) would have got
ten the MVP.”
Sance, the Big 12 player of the
year last season, was one of two
selections from Texas. The other,
Erin Aldrich, earned newcomer of
the year honors.
Colorado and Kansas State
each placed two players on the first
team. Texas A&M, Texas Tech and
Baylor each placed one player on
the first team. All the teams except
Baylor are playing in the NCAA
Tournament this weekend.
League coaches tabbed Texas
A&M’s Jenna Moscovic as the Big
12 freshman of the year.
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