Get Familiar With: Reggie Hamilton, Oakland
The 5'11" guard did as much as he could to advance his Cinderella Golden Bears team past Texas in the 2011 NCAA Tournament, dropping 25 points, including 8-of-10 from inside the 3-point arc. Hamilton made his mark against one of the best defensive teams in the country on a national stage; this year he should be watched closely as he will run the show now that center Keith Benson has moved on to the NBA.
He's undersized, but he has a knack for finishing plays as he made 62 percent of his 2-point shots. He launched a league-high 221 3-point attempts and could stand to improve upon his 37.1 percent accuracy, but he will also maintain the responsibility to initiate the offense. Last season, the scoring point guard had one of the top assist rates in the country at 34.1 and averaged 5.3 dimes per game, but was tops in the conference in turnovers as well.
Hamilton will have the ball in his hands plenty and desperately needs to cut back on his turnovers and still be able to create for himself and his teammates for the Golden Bears to have another chance at an NCAA Tournament win in 2012.
ByPresident Corey Ruff - 7-29-11