Hamilton Named to Lute Olson Mid-Season Watch List

senior guard Alex Hamilton
Jan. 8, 2016

RUSTON -- Louisiana Tech guard Alex Hamilton is one of 35 players who have been named to the Lute Olson Award Mid-Season Watch List, announced by CollegeInsider.com.

Fifteen games into the season, the senior is leading the Bulldogs in points (17.8), assists (6.0) and steals (2.1) and is second in rebounding (5.9).

The Chipley, Florida native is one of only three players on the country (Kris Dunn of Providence and Ben Simmons of LSU) to currently be averaging at least 17 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals per game.

Hamilton has been on a tear over the last eight games, scoring at least 14 points in all eight games while shooting 53 percent from the field.

At this point in his career, he is only the second Bulldog in program history to rank in the top 15 in career points and the top 10 in career assists and steals (Gerrod Henderson, 1998-2002).

The Lute Olson Award is presented annually to the nation's top Division I player who has played at least two seasons. Freshmen are not eligible for award.

The award is named in honor of Hall of Fame coach Lute Olson, who won 780 games in 34 seasons, 24 of which were spent at the University of Arizona. During that stretch he led the Wildcats to 11 Pac-10 Conference titles, 23 consecutive NCAA Tournaments, four Final Four appearances and a National Championship in 1997.

The recipient of the 2016 award will be announced at the CollegeInsider.com Award Presentation on April 1 in Houston, site of the men's division I national championship.

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Grayson Allen 6-5 So. Duke
Ryan Anderson 6-9 Sr. Arizona
Ryan Arcidiacono 6-3 Sr. Villanova
Ron Baker 6-4 Sr. Wichita State
D.J. Balentine 6-2 Sr. Evansville
DeAndre' Bembry 6-6 Jr. Saint Joseph's
Malcolm Brogdon 6-5 Sr. Virginia
Kyle Collinsworth 6-6 Sr. BYU
Kris Dunn 6-4 Jr. Providence
Rico Gathers 6-8 Sr. Baylor
Jack Gibbs 6-0 Jr. Davidson
Perry Elliis 6-8 Sr. Kansas
Kahlil Felder 5-9 Jr. Oakland
Yogi Ferrell 6-0 Sr. Indiana
Trey Freeman 6-2 Sr. Old Dominion
Alex Hamilton 6-4 Sr. Louisiana Tech
A.J. Hammoms 7-0 Sr. Purdue
Buddy Hield 6-4 Sr. Oklahoma
Brice Johnson 6-10 Sr. North Carolina
Damian Jones 7-0 Jr. Vanderbilt
Roosevelt Jones 6-4 Sr. Butler
Stefan Moody 5-11 Sr. Mississippi
Nic Moore 5-9 Sr. SMU
Monte Morris 6-3 Jr. Iowa State
Georges Niang 6-8 Sr. Iowa State
Marcus Paige 6-2 Sr. North Carolina
Gary Payton II 6-3 Sr. Oregon State
Kevin Punter 6-3 Sr. Tennessee
Melo Trimble 6-3 So. Maryland
Jarrod Uthoff 6-9 Sr. Iowa
Denzel Valentine 6-5 Sr. Michigan State
Tyrone Wallace 6-5 Sr. California
Devin Williams 6-9 Jr. West Virginia
Kyle Wiltjer 6-10 Sr. Gonzaga
Michael Young 6-9 Jr. Pittsburgh




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