Isaac Hamilton: California Shooting Guard to Visit Florida

Jon HancockSenior Analyst IAugust 23, 2012

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Head basketball coach Billy Donovan is putting together one his best classes since coming to the University of Florida.

With two 5-star recruits and one 4-star committed, ESPN has the Gators ranked as the number one recruiting class so far for 2013.

Donavon has a power forward in Chris Walker, a point guard in Kasey Hill and a center with Schuyler Rimmer. The one thing the Gators are wanting is a wing. Florida will attempt to get one of the best in the 2013 class when Isaac Hamilton visits October 6th.

Hamilton is a 6'5", 185 lb. shooting guard from Saint John Bosco High School in California. He is ranked the 12th ranked player by and rated the third best shooting guard in the 2013 class by

The 5-star prospect has offers from eleven Division I schools, including Louisville, Arizona, Baylor, UConn and Florida. Hamilton is the brother of Denver Nugget guard Jordan Hamilton. says of the talented wing:

"Hamilton is a born scorer who can put the ball in the basket in a variety of ways. He's more scorer than shooter, although when his shot is on point he's very difficult to defend. Hamilton tends to look to score too much, and could use his creating ability to make his teammates better more often."

I recently talked to Mike Gandolfo, who is the lead recruiting coordinator of the Derby Classic basketball game, about Hamilton. Gandolfo had the privilege of watching him play during the summer for his AAU team Dream Vision. He said of Isaac:

"He is a pure scorer with a soft touch. He has great ability to create his own shot in several different ways. Very much a finesse scorer. He is an average athlete and hi ball handling needs to improve. Not much of a defender. He had a rough summer with the exception of one monster game in Vegas where he scored 50."

Isaac Hamilton is taking his recruitment slow but should be narrowing his list soon.

Fans will be able to catch him playing in the Under Armour Elite 24 tournament August 24-25, which will be shown on ESPNU

Billy Donovan and the Florida Gators want to hang another National Championship banner in Gainesville. If they continue to get the players they are getting, Gator fans shouldn't have to wait long.