2Tommy Hamilton IV
Men's basketball returnees enthusiastic about strenuous workouts emphasizing defense
DePaul travels to Penn State on Nov. 17 in inaugural event
DePaul head coach fills two spots on coaching staff
DePaul falls, 78-63, to Creighton in first round
Blue Demons enter tournament as No. 7 seed and faces 10th-seeded Bluejays
Career Notes: Named to the 2013-14 BIG EAST All-Rookie Team... signed with DePaul on April 22, 2013.
2013-14 (Freshman): Member of the league's All-Rookie Team... led all BIG EAST freshmen in rebounding... started 26 of 32 games played... two double-doubles... 10 games in double-figures and four games with 10 or more rebounds... ranked among BIG EAST leaders in conference games only in defensive rebounds (15th - 3.7 drpg) and rebounding (20th - 4.8 rpg)... scored nine points in both BIG EAST Tournament games against Georgetown and Creighton... nine rebounds, three points against Marquette... seven points and 10 rebounds against Georgetown... 13 points, eight boards, two assists, two blocked shots against Providence... 10 points at Villanova with three rebounds... 13 points and six rebounds against St. John's... 17 points, 12 rebounds at Butler... nine points, three boards against Creighton... 14 points, six rebounds, five assists and two steals against Houston Baptist... 10 boards, eight points, four blocked shots against Chicago State... nine points, five boards against Florida Atlantic... 12 points against Arizona State with six boards... 14 points, three rebounds and two steals against Oregon State... nine points, seven boards against Texas... 14 points against Wichita State... named the first BIG EAST Rookie of the Week of the season... 13 points, five rebounds against Wright State... made collegiate debut with a 16-point, 11-rebound double-double against Grambling State... recorded the double-double with 11 points and 10 boards in the first half.
High School: Finished prep career at IMG Academy (Fla.) after three seasons at Chicago's Whitney Young High School... ranked among the nation's top 25 centers at No. 21 by Scout.com... ranked No. 27 among the nation's top centers by ESPN.com... averaged 10 points and seven rebounds in three varsity seasons at Whitney Young... played on the AAU circuit for the Mac Irvin Fire... coached by Tyrone Slaughter at Whitney Young.
Personal: Son of LaTanya Floyd and Thomas Hamilton... Thomas Hamilton played in 33 games over two NBA seasons for Boston and Houston... Communication and Media major.