One of the nation's highest-rated junior basketball players, Daniel Hamilton
, has made a commitment to the University of Connecticut, it was reported today in the Hartford Courant
The 6-foot-7, 175-pound shooting guard displayed a well-rounded game last season by averaging 14.5 points, 7.2 rebounds and 7.1 assists for St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.)
Various sources reported that he also had offers from such colleges as USC, UTEP, Louisville, UCLA, Arizona, Colorado, UNLV, Washington, San Diego State and Arizona State.
Daniel is the younger brother of Jordan Hamilton, who plays for the NBA Denver Nuggets, and Isaac Hamilton, who will attend UTEP in the fall.
New UConn coach Kevin Ollie, who is from Los Angeles, has been credited with landing Hamilton and is expected to use his West Coast roots to mine more top talent from California, in particular.