Alumnus inks one-year deal with Detroit Pistons

Alumnus Johnny Hamilton looks over at the referee after fouling an Appalachian State University player March 9 in Lakefront Arena at the University of New Orleans. Hamilton signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday. 

Men’s basketball alumnus Johnny Hamilton signed a one-year, partially-guaranteed deal with the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday.

The 7-foot center from Rio Claro, Trinidad, announced the news via twitter. While Hamilton’s deal doesn’t secure him a spot on the Pistons’ 2018-19 roster, after training camp he’ll have a chance at joining their G-League team, the Grand Rapids Drive.

In his lone season at UTA, Hamilton averaged 11.1 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game. He also set a program record for blocked shots in a single season with 77.


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