PEMBROKE – UNC Pembroke men’s basketball head coach Ben Miller announced a pair of additions to his 2017-18 roster on Friday morning as Jamal Bryant and Cam Hamilton inked their names to national letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers with the Braves.
Bryant comes to Pembroke after registering a standout prep career at Wilson High School in Florence, S.C., while Hamilton will join the Black & Gold after a noteworthy career at Vance High School in Charlotte.
“We would like to welcome Jamal and Cam to our basketball family! We are adding two great young men who can also play the game of basketball very well,” Miller said. “They are tremendous additions to #BraveNation, and we hope to add one or two more players to the 2017 class later this spring.”
Bryant, a 6-4 wing player, averaged 17.2 points, 9.3 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game in leading Wilson to a 21-1 record, a trip to the state tournament semifinals and a No. 1 ranking in the state. Along the way, he earned conference and region player of the year accolades, while also earning a spot on the all-state team. A finalist for WPDE Player of the Year recognition, Bryant earned a spot on the Hoop Zone team and was also a nominee for the North-South All-Star Game. He averaged 15.2 points, 10.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game on the way to earning all-conference and all-region nods as a junior.
Jamal is the son of Williette and Mack Bryant and has two brothers, Mack III and Markel. He maintains a 3.745 cumulative grade point average at Wilson High School and ranks in the top half of his 241-member senior class. He is expecting to major in criminal justice at UNCP.
“Jamal comes from a great family and high school program at Wilson playing for Coach Derrick McQueen. Jamal was a captain and leader on one of the best teams in South Carolina this past season. He has great basketball IQ and contributes in all phases of the game. He also has a tremendous work ethic, and he is a winner on and off of the court.”
Hamilton, a 5-11 combo guard, averaged 23.4 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.2 steals per game as a senior and led Vance to a 21-7 record and a deep run in the state playoffs. He finished his prep career with more than 1,500 points, and ranks as the school’s all-time leader in both points and steals per game. Hamilton, who poured in 21.1 points, 3.7 rebounds and 4.6 steals per game as a junior, earned conference most valuable player recognition after each of his last two seasons with the Cougars.
Cam is the son of Pamela and Michael Hamilton and has an older brother, Tyler. He maintains a 3.7 cumulative grade point average at Vance High School and is expecting to major in business at UNCP.
“Cam will come to UNCP after a storied career at Vance High School playing for Coach Brian Frasier. Cam also comes from a great family, and will be a very well-rounded student-athlete at UNCP. On the court, Cam is a dynamic scorer and playmaker for his teammates. He plays the game with an edge, and we love his competitive spirit.”
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