June 28, 2012 in Professional
Count Oakland University coach Greg Kampe among the few who believe that former star Reggie Hamilton is going to hear his name called during tonight’s NBA Draft. Paul Kampe (no relation) talked to the coach about Hamilton for The Oakland Press:
Kampe said Wednesday there’s a good chance Hamilton will get drafted, but if by chance he doesn’t “he’s going to have his choice where he goes to camp.”
The biggest perceived weakness in Hamilton’s game has been his passing, on which several NBA teams have drilled him.
“They see now that he can pass,” Kampe said.
Hamilton, the nation’s leading scorer, knew teams were questioning his ability at the point, despite averaging 5.1 assists per game to go with 26.2 points (making Hamilton responsible for nearly 40 points each night).
As an alum, I’m a big fan of Kampe and among those pulling for Hamilton, but Kampe’s comments have to be taken with a grain of salt. He tends to be overly optimistic about his guys — Kampe suggested that Keith Benson might be a lottery pick last year.
But still, Hamilton is a dynamic scorer, fun to watch and will definitely get a look by the NBA, whether it’s as a late second round pick or as a rookie free agent invited to training camp somewhere.