For the second consecutive summer, former UConn Huskies small forward Daniel Hamilton spent the summer playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder’s entry in the NBA Summer League in Orlando.
This time around, the Los Angeles native put up much better numbers than he did in 2016 when he averaged 5.8 points and 3.6 rebound in five games. In four games last week in Orlando, Hamilton averaged 11.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 6.8 assists.
His best scoring game came against the Detroit Pistons in the first game of the Orlando Summer League when he scored 17 points. He had nine of his 27 total assists against the New York Knicks in the Thunder’s second game.
Hamilton was picked in the 2016 NBA Draft in the second round by the Denver Nuggets who then traded his rights to Oklahoma City. He spent the 2016-17 season with the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA D-League, which has been re-branded this offseason as the NBA G-League.
In 49 games (47 starts), Hamilton averaged 14.9 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 4.7 assists. He will most likely spend the 2017-18 season with the Blue as well.