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Ashley Hamilton
Ashley Hamilton
DOB28th Sep 1988
Height2.01 m (6' 7")
ClubLoyola Maramount University, USA
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A 6’7” forward who is considered one of the most interesting and exciting athletic talents to have emerged in British basketball for a number of years, Hamilton was another of the young players called into the GB senior party by coach Chris Finch as they prepared for qualification for Eurobasket 2011 in the summer of 2010.


Born in Germany, Hamilton was raised in London and took his first steps in organised basketball with the London Towers junior programme, attending high school in London, the United States and, eventually, Las Palmas, Spain.


Head Coach Chris Finch, said of Hamilton: "Our biggest surprise was his performance with the Futures Program. He has a high motor and reminds one of a young Drew Sullivan."

While in Las Palmas, Hamilton was a member of the Gran Canaria development programme which also produced fellow GB international Joel Freeland. That saw Hamilton play 15 games for the Gran Canaria development team in the EBA, one of the lower leagues of Spanish professional basketball, in 2006-07. The following season, Hamilton played for another lower league club in that country, Vecindario, before he accepted a scholarship to Loyola Marymount University in the States for the 2008-09 season.


Unfortunately, a back injury ended his campaign after just six games, allowing Hamilton to sit out the year on medical grounds, and he returned for the 2009-10 season in which he played nearly 20 minutes a game and would eventually earn WCC All-Freshman Team Honours.


Hamilton averaged 7.6 points and 4.6 rebounds a game in that season and had his best game against Cal State-Bakersfield, claiming 19 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks in 33 minutes.


While Hamilton’s college career was progressing, he was also making his mark in the international arena, being handed his debut for the England under-18 team at the European Championship B Division tournaments of 2005 and 2006. In the latter, in Romania, Hamilton averaged 12.5 points and 7.6 rebounds over 8 games.


The following two summers, 2007 and 2008, saw Hamilton step up to the under-20 level with similar success. The forward averaged 12.6 points and 5.6 rebounds per game in Warsaw in the first of those B Division European campaigns and 9.6 points, 4.9 rebounds a year later in Romania.

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