LSU basketball center Justin Hamilton to enter draft

Photo courtesy Steve Franz.
Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 1:42pm

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — LSU basketball center Justin Hamilton is leaving LSU early to enter the draft with hopes of landing a pro career. The announcement was made earlier today, Thursday, March 5.

Hamilton came to LSU as a transfer from Iowa State. He started 32 of 33 games for LSU this past season, averaged 12.9 points and 7.2 rebounds per game and was named a second-team ALL-SEC selection.

"I would like to announce that I am leaving LSU for the NBA draft,” Hamilton said. “I would like to thank my coaches, the administration and all the teachers that have helped me along the way. They have all provided me with a great experience at LSU. I will graduate next month and I am getting married this summer. I am ready to take the next step in my life. Again, I would like to thank everyone that has helped me along the way and especially the fans here at LSU.”

Hamilton is scheduled to graduate from LSU at the end of this semester with a degree in sociology.

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