Position
Center
Height
6'11
Weight
260 lbs.
Class
Junior
Hometown
Alpine, Utah
Previous School
Iowa State
Major
Communication Studies
High School
Lone Peak HS

2012 Second Team All-SEC (Coaches)
2012 First Team All-District (USBWA)
2012 First Team All-Louisiana, Newcomer of the Year (LSWA)

Announced on April 5, 2012, that he will forego his senior season at LSU to pursue a career in professional basketball … Will receive his degree in sociology in May 2012 and planned to marry in the summer of 2012.

REDSHIRT JUNIOR SEASON (2011-12)
Averaged 12.9 points per game, 7.2 rebounds per game and 1.4 blocks per game, while averaging 30.0 minutes per game … Shot 49.4 percent from the field (158-320) and 78.1 percent from the free throw line (107-137) … 24 double figure games … Four double doubles … Five games of 20 or more points – 27 at Florida (1/21), 23 vs. Ole Miss (1/7) and 21 at Oregon (NIT) (3/13), vs. Alabama (2/11), vs. Virginia (1/2) … Had 23 points and 16 rebounds in the win versus Ole Miss.

JUNIOR SEASON (2010-11)
Transferred to LSU after two seasons at Iowa State … Sat out last season, but was able to practice with the team.

FRESHMAN AND SOPHOMORE SEASONS (2008-10 at Iowa St.)
Started 31 games at center in 2010, leading the team in field goal percentage at 61.7 percent (74-120) … Averaged 6.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.1 blocks … His season field goal percentage was the fourth best single season in Iowa State history … Led the Big 12 (conference games only) in offensive rebounds (3.7 a game) … Averaged 8.2 rebounds in his last 12 games … Was second on the team in blocks (33) … Averaged 7.3 rebounds in conference games … Scored in double figures eight times and had four double figure rebound games … Had two double doubles … As a freshman in 2009, averaged 4.2 points and 2.9 rebounds, starting 18 games and playing in 32 contests … Shot 57 percent from the field (57-100) … 17 blocks.

HIGH SCHOOL
Helped lead Long Peak High School to a 23-2 record and the Class 5A state title his senior year … His prep team was ranked in the top 25 nationally, earning a ranking of No. 22 … Averaged 10.1 points, 6.9 rebounds and 3.2 blocks per game while earning first-team all-state honors in Class 5A from the Desert Morning News … Scored 10 points, had six rebounds and blocked a school-record 10 shots in the state championship game win over Bingham … Voted as the state of Utah’s most improved player in 2007-08.

PERSONAL
Born April 1, 1990 in Newport Beach, Calif. … Son of Larry and Tami Hamilton … Father was a two-sport star at Brigham Young in football and wrestling … He was a starter at defensive tackle on BYU’s 1984 national championship team … Mother was a two-time all-conference volleyball player at BYU … Holds the NCAA record for most assists in a single-season with 2,026 in 1986 … Justin was a former Eagle Scout … Anticipated major is sociology … Enjoys fishing and golfing … Favorite foods are steak, crab and shrimp … Favorite NBA team is the Los Angeles Lakers and his favorite player, Kobe Bryant … Also enjoys skateboarding and snowboard.

Top Career Performances
Points:
27, at Florida, 1/21/12

Rebounds:
16, vs. Ole Miss, 1/7/12

Field Goals Made:
13, at Florida, 1/21/12

3 PT FGs Made:
2, vs. Miss. State, 2/14/12

Free Throws Made
9, at Oregon (NIT), 3/13/12

Assists:
4, vs. Nicholls, 11/12/11

Blocks:
4, twice

Steals:
3, twice

Minutes Played:
41, vs. Auburn, 1/17/12

Top Career Scoring Games
1. 27 – at Florida, 1/21/12
2. 23 – vs. Ole Miss, 1/7/12
3. 21 – at Oregon (NIT), 3/13/12
3. 21 – vs. Alabama, 2/11/12
3. 21 – vs. Virginia, 1/2/12
6. 20 – at Arkansas, 1/14/12
7. 18 – at South Carolina, 2/18/12
7. 18 – vs. Western Kentucky, 11/18/11
9. 17 – vs. Tennessee, 2/29/12
10. 14 – four times

 

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