Eric Hamilton plans Wichita State visit

Forward Eric Hamilton, from Duluth, Ga, will make an official visit to Wichita State for Saturday’s game against Tennessee State.

“I decided to (visit) because I’m very high on them as of right now,” Hamilton said. “I believe their playing style fits how I play. I believe I can come in and make an immediate impact. I’m willing to put the work in.”

Hamilton (6-foot-8, 200 pounds) likes WSU’s pace on offense and its willingness to play good defense. He also likes how they use senior Cleanthony Early, a player in whom he sees similarities. Hamilton plays both forward spots and sees that versatility as an asset, in much the same way Early plays.

Their four-man and three are sort of interchangeable and that’s what I do right now,” he said. “They’re recruiting me to come in and fill that void when Cleanthony Early leaves.”

Hamilton is considering eight schools – WSU, Houston, Auburn, Oregon State, Cleveland State, Memphis, Georgia and Northwestern. He is open to signing in November, but is no hurry and may wait until April to sign.

“My primary focus is finding that right school for me,” he said. “I’m in no rush whatsoever.”

Hoop Seen ranks him the No. 16 senior in Georgia. You can watch him dunk (among other skills) here at CityLeagueHoops.

The November signing period begins today and WSU expects letters of intent from four players. The period runs for a week.

  • Center Bush Wamukota, 7-foot, 230 pounds, is averaging seven points and eight rebounds for Kilgore (Texas) College, which is 2-1. Wamukota, a sophomore, is from Kenya.
  • Episcopal School of Dallas senior Corey Henderson Jr., a 6-foot-3 guard, is ranked a three-star prospect by Rivals.com.
  •  Hargrave (Va.) Military Academy senior Rashard Kelly, a 6-7, 210-pound forward, is also a ranked with three stars by Rivals.com.
  • Forward Zach Brown, a 6-foot-7 senior, transferred to Sunrise Christian Academy this fall to be close to Wichita State. He spent the summer taking classes at WSU. He is originally from Houston.