UNLV’S BRYCE HAMILTON TO ENTER NBA DRAFT PROCESS
Runnin’ Rebel junior intends to solicit feedback and will maintain his collegiate eligibility by not hiring an agent
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – UNLV men’s basketball junior Bryce Hamilton announced Wednesday that he will enter the NBA Draft process, but will not hire an agent in order to maintain his eligibility should he choose to return to college.
The 6-foot-4-inch, 205-pound guard from Pasadena, California, led the Runnin’ Rebels and was third in the Mountain West in scoring this past season with 17.9 points per game. He was named Second Team All-MW in addition to being selected to the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ All-District 17 Second Team and to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association’s All-District VIII Team.
“First, I would like to thank God for giving me the ability to play this game that I love,” Hamilton said. “I also want to thank my family and friends for being with me through all of the ups and downs, and the UNLV coaching staff and all of my teammates for helping me get better every day in pursuit of my lifelong dream. I would also like to thank the Rebel fans for all of the love and support. I will be entering the 2021 NBA Draft process without an agent to test the waters. I am looking forward to this process and the valuable feedback that I will receive that will help me make my decision to turn professional or to return back to college. I am excited to see what the future holds for me.”
Hamilton also averaged 6.0 rebounds per game this past season (10th in the MW), 3.0 assists (11th in MW), 1.3 steals (11th in MW) and shot 43.0 percent from the field (9th in MW).
“We are supportive of Bryce and his dream of becoming a NBA player,” UNLV men’s basketball head coach Kevin Kruger said. “We have encouraged him to go through the process and obtain feedback from the league so that he can make the best decision for himself and his family. We will assist him in every step of the way and if he decides to return to UNLV, he will be welcomed back with open arms.”
As a sophomore, Hamilton became UNLV’s first First-Team All-MW honoree in seven years as he also led the 2019-20 Runnin’ Rebels in with 16.0 ppg.
Hamilton has appeared in 87 games during his three-year Runnin’ Rebel career and has made 38 starts. He ranks in program history with 1,076 career points and has averaged 12.4 ppg and 4.2 rpg throughout his UNLV career.