Hamilton Receives AP Honorable Mention All-America

senior guard Alex Hamilton
March 29, 2016

RUSTON – A day after Alex Hamilton’s storied career as a Louisiana Tech Bulldog came to an end, the senior guard received his highest honor yet by being named as an honorable mention Associated Press All-American.

Hamilton led LA Tech to a 23-win season and the program’s fourth straight appearance in the postseason. On the way, he also garnered Conference USA Player of the Year honors as well as USBWA All-District, First Team C-USA and a member of the C-USA All-Defensive team.

The Chipley, Florida native ended up averaging 19.8 points per game which currently ranks 38th in the country. He amassed 654 points which is the fourth most ever in a single season while producing 15 20+ scoring performances, including seven in his last nine games.

His highlight games came late in the regular season. The first was only the third triple-double in program history that came on senior night in his final game inside the Thomas Assembly Center, a place where he had a career record of 61-2. He registered 25 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in the win over Rice.

A game later, Hamilton went off for a career-high 38 points in a thrilling victory at Marshall. It was the most points scored by a Bulldog since Karl Malone in 1983. He followed that up with a 33-point effort at WKU.

The savvy veteran did a lot more than score. He also averaged 6.2 assists per game, a stat that ranks 17th in the country. His 205 assists ranked as the fourth most in a single season in program history.

There was also his defensive prowess. He ranked second on the team in rebounding with 5.7 boards per game and finished with 65 total steals for an average of 2.0 per contest which is good for 33rd-best in the nation.

Hamilton ended his career as the all-time winningest Bulldog in program history with 106 wins while also becoming the first player to rank in the top five in career points (1,986 for third most), assists (501 for fourth most) and steals (215 for second most).

 

 

He becomes the ninth player in school history to be named All-America. It is the second straight year a Bulldog has received All-America honors (Kenneth Smith).

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