Austin Hamilton: Signs Pro Basketball Contract
One of our very own trainers, Austin Hamilton, has signed a 1-year contract to play professional basketball with the Jamestown Jackals of The Basketball League (TBL). Austin is a local player from Herndon, VA who received many awards throughout his time at Herndon High School, including Concord District Player of the Year (x2), first team all-state, first team all-met, team captain, and more. He continued his successful play at Elon University where he was voted first team all-freshman by coaches and media, went on to become a team captain, and was nominated for the Dean Ehlers Leadership Award. We have been extremely lucky to have someone of his skill, knowledge, and character be around our players at Evolution over the past year.
For the Jackals, Austin will be playing PG, so his role will be to run the team and be a leader when on the court. This should be a good fit for him considering his role as team captain both in High School and college, not to mention he is one of the all time assist leaders at Elon College! When asked how he felt signing his professional contract, he said, “I was pretty excited and emotional. I didn’t have the smoothest journey in my college career, so getting another chance to play the game that I love was a blessing”. His advice for all of the young players training with Evolution who have dreams of one day signing a professional contract is to “have fun and let it all out on the floor, take care of your body starting at a young age, and be a true student of the game”. Becoming a professional basketball player takes a certain combination of talent, commitment, and character, and Austin possesses all of these. He is a fantastic addition to our training staff here at Evolution, and we are extremely proud of him for living out his dream of playing professional basketball. We’ll miss him as he’s off playing his professional career and look forward to having him back again training our players this offseason!