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Drew Ellis covers Oakland University basketball for The Oakland Press. His news and notes keep you up to date with Golden Grizzlies men's basketball.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Reggie Hamilton looking to surprise at Portsmouth Invite

Reggie Hamilton's abilities are well known in these parts, but he'll have to impress pro scouts at this week's Portsmouth Invitational, in which he begins play Wednesday night.
"He's going to surprise a lot of people," Oakland coach Greg Kampe said.
Former Oakland standout Keith Benson chose not to attend the annual scouting clinic, which features 64 of the top seniors in the nation.
The Oakland Post reports an unnamed NBA source has said Hamilton could be a late second-round pick in June's draft. He could also play his way into the pre-draft combine in Chicago where Benson turned heads last year, or even the summer league, which just announced its return in late July following a lockout-induced absence last year.
NBA scouts came to see Hamilton on multiple occassions this season, most notably a late-January matchup with South Dakota State's Nate Wolters, another of the Summit League's premier talents. Six NBA teams were represented that night and all 30 of the league's teams will be in Virginia for this event, which concludes Saturday.
Hamilton is playing on a team with Detroit's Eli Holman, as announced last week. Their team was scheduled to begin play at 9 p.m. Wednesday, but no live streaming or live stats are available for the tournament. 
Recently-launched BallinMichigan.com examined both Hamilton and Holman. 
The Detroit Free Press mentioned Hamilton has been getting help from Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey,   who reportedly advised Hamilton not to focus on draft projections, of which Hamilton has very few at this point, on the eve of the invitational.
That could all change by the end of the weekend.

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