LOS ANGELES – UCLA men’s basketball Head Coach Steve Alford announced today the signing of Isaac Hamilton, a 6-foot-5 freshman guard from Los Angeles.
A graduate of St. John Bosco High School (Bellflower, Calif.) in 2013, Hamilton began his fall quarter classes and signed a scholarship offer from UCLA on Thursday.
“We are very excited to welcome Isaac to the Bruin family,” Alford said. “He comes from a great family, a strong high school program here in Los Angeles and he had an exceptional career as a McDonald’s All-American; an honor that encompasses skill, academics and character. Isaac is a big, versatile guard and will fit well with our system of play. We are excited he is a Bruin today.”
Hamilton is rated nationally by Rivals.com as the No. 14 overall player in his high school class and the No. 3 shooting guard. He is ranked the No. 32 overall player in his class by ESPN.com.
“It’s hard to put into words how happy I am to be part of the UCLA basketball program,” Hamilton said. “UCLA is one the elite schools in the country and it is an honor to be a Bruin. I am excited to start classes today and I can’t wait to practice with my teammates and ultimately compete with them for Coach Alford.”
As a senior, Hamilton averaged 23.5 points, 7.6 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.1 steals per game, earned McDonald’s All-America honors and helped guide St. John Bosco to the CIF Southern Section Division III-A title in 2013. As a junior, Hamilton captured all-state honors from Cal-Hi Sports after averaging 24.3 points, 9.6 rebounds and 5.4 assists and helping the Braves advance to the CIF-SS Division III-A regional final.