Former UTA center among 64 professional prospects playing in prestigious showcase.
UTA senior becomes the program's first 2-time first team selection
UTA drops a 74-61 decision to Georgia State in the Sun Belt Championship final
Postgame notes following UTA's Sun Belt title game against Georgia State.
Wilson's offensive rebounds, Hervey free throws clinch 71-68 victory over top-seeded Louisiana.
MBB: UTA vs. Louisiana - 2018 Sun Belt Semifinals
MBB: UTA vs. Appalachian State - Sun Belt Championship quarterfinals
UTA men's basketball hosted Appalachian State on Thursday, Feb. 1 at College Park Center.
A selection of Travis Clayton photos from UTA's 97-71 victory at Arkansas State in Jonesboro.
A selection of Mark Wagner photos from UTA's Jan. 11, 2018 men's basketball game at Little Rock.
AS A GRADUATE TRANSFER (2017-18): Started 31 of the team's 34 games in his only season at UTA ... tied for the Sun Belt lead and finished among national leaders in blocked shots ... averaged 11.1 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game ... shot .629 from the field ... 6 double-doubles in points/rebounds ... set a program record for blocked shots in a single season with 77 ... blocks total is also the seventh highest career mark at UTA ... made headlines during Senior Day ceremonies when he proposed marriage to his girlfriend, Rachael Ross ... led the team in rebounds 17 times during the season ... blocked 7 shots at Georgia State, the third-highest single game total in program history ... blocked six shots against Georgia Southern in College Park Center ... registered an eye-popping performance against Western Carolina with 30 points, 15 rebounds and 5 blocked shots ... went 11-for-12 from the field and 8-for-9 from the free throw line ... matched his UTA career best with 15 rebounds at UNI ... scored 23 points with 14 rebounds and 3 blocks in the Sun Belt Championship final against Georgia State ... went 7-for-10 from the field and 7-of-8 from the free throw line against the Panthers in New Orleans ... earned Sun Belt Conference all-Tournament Team honors ... a second-team all-conference selection by HoopsHD.com ... selected to play in the Portsmouth Invitational.
AT VIRGINIA TECH: Saw action in 20 games in two seasons due to injury ... earned a bachelor's degree in sociology with a major in criminology in August, 2017 ... averaged 2.1 points and 2.1 rebounds in two years ... played in 17 games with four starts as a junior with averages of 1.8 points and 2.2 rebounds in in 7.3 minutes per game ... scored 8 points in consecutive games as a junior against Jacksonville State and VMI ... went 4-for-4 from the field against JSU and grabbed a career-high 11 boards against VMI ... played just 3 games as a senior ... scored a VT career high with 9 points in 16 minutes to go with 2 steals in a win over High Point ... suffered a torn flexor tendon in his left thumb as a senior and, after the team's third game, missed the rest of the season.
AT JACKSONVILLE COLLEGE: Played two seasons at Jacksonville (Texas) College under coach Jody Bailey ... posted 2-year averages of 6.2 points and 7.3 rebounds to go with 3.2 blocks per game ... blocked 112 shots as a sophomore, for a 4.3 average per game to rank among the national junior college leaders ... averaged 9.0 points and 8.9 rebound as a sophomore, while shooting .617 from the field ... grabbed a JC career high 129 rebounds at Angelina College and 17 against Bossier Parish ... registered four or more blocks 16 times as a sophomore ... blocked eight shots in a win over Lamar State-Port Arthur ... scored in double figures 13 times as a sophomore with 10 double figure rebounding games.
PERSONAL: Son of Princess and Tony Hamilton ... has 6 siblings: Joshua, Jesse, Jason, Anthony, Liz and Tia ... started playing basketball at the age of 16 ... father, Tony, played club basketball in Trinidad & Tobago ... originally played soccer as a youth until his height became an issue and he began playing basketball ... pursuing a master's degree in criminology and criminal justice at UTA.
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