Brian Hamilton Athlete Profile

#23 Brian Hamilton

Position: Guard Height: 6-0 Weight: 180 Roster Years: 1996-1999 Hometown: Sacramento, CA Last School: Columbia Community College

Personal

Born in Sacramento ... parents are Vera Fernandez and Julice Hamilton ... likes collecting sports cards ... recruited by Oregon, Drury College, and Cal-Santa Barbara ... majoring in sociology.
BYU Career Bests:
Points: 24 vs. Oregon, 11/21/97
FG made: 8 vs. Oregon, 11/21/97
FG attps: 14 vs. Oregon, 11/21/97
FG %: .571 (8-14) Oregon, 11/21/97
3 Pt made: 6 vs. Oregon, 11/21/97
3 Pt attps: 10 vs. Oregon, 11/21/97
3 Pt %: .667 (2-3) at New Mexico, 2/26/98
FT made: 10 vs. Weber St., 12/12/97
FT attempts: 14 vs. Weber St., 12/12/97
FT%: 1.000 (4-4) at New Mexico, 2/26/98
Rebounds: 9 vs. Weber St., 12/12/97
Assists: 9 at New Mexico, 2/26/98
Steals: 5 at San Diego St., 11/14/97
Blocks: 1 (3 times) at UTEP, 2/28/98
Minutes: 45 at UTEP, 2/28/98
Hamilton Extras:
Nickname: B-Ham
Hamilton on coaching staff: Coach Cleveland gets his players to work hard and
the coaching staff is always willing to help. Not only have they made me work hard to improve but they have taught me a lot about the game.
Hamilton on BYU: The basketball facilities here are top of the line.
Best part of your game: Ball handling
Who has influenced you the most: My mom
Favorite NBA team: L.A. Lakers
Sports hero: Magic Johnson
Non-sports hero: My mom
Favorite number: 32
Before a game I... listen to music and relax
Team I would most like to beat on TV: Utah
As a kid, I dreamed of... playing major Division I basketball
In 20 years, I will ... be spending time with my family and maybe coaching

Before BYU

Played for Columbia College (Sonora, Calif.) and averaged 11 points, three rebounds, and four assists during 1995-96 ... earned his AA degree ... coached by Jim Saia. (1994-95) Played for Drury College in Springfield, Mo. (Division II) ... averaged 2.4 points, 1.3 rebounds, and 1.3 assists.
Before College: Prepped at McClatchy High where he lettered three times in basketball ... averaged 22.3 points, four rebounds, three steals, and five assists as a senior ... was all-city, all-league and team MVP ... set school records for most points and steals in a season ... team was section and league champions ... team had records of 20-12, 28-5, and 23-5 ... coached by Harvey Tahara.




1996-1997 | Junior Year

Started 16 games ... scored a career-high 24 points against Oregon ... had 18 points and 9 rebounds vs. Weber State ... had 12 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists at Cal ... had team-high 7 rebounds vs. Hawaii in first game of the Rainbow Classic ... had 4 steals vs. Utah ... had 9 points, 3 assists vs. UTEP ... had 14 points, 6 boards, 3 assists, and 3 steals vs. UNLV ... scored 10 points, including 4-4 from the line, in upset win over No. 15 New Mexico ... suffered a concussion in the first half of the Tulsa game at the WAC Tournament and missed the remainder of the game ... received the team's Coaches Award.