Dan and I have lauded Rodney Stuckey‘s seemingly increased interest in being a vocal leader with the Pistons all season. But apparently, that leadership extends beyond the Pistons as well. Via Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press, Stuckey gave some advice to Oakland University guard Reggie Hamilton as Hamilton is set to play at the Portsmouth Invitational today, hoping to impress NBA scouts:
Hamilton also got advice from Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey, who can relate to coming from a small school in Eastern Washington.
Stuckey had an NBA body at 6-feet-5; Hamilton is only 5-11.
“He said don’t pay attention to the draft boards, just go out there and play your game,” said Hamilton, who is not projected by any analyst to be picked in the June 28 draft. “The teams will notice.”
Despite the size difference, one thing Stuckey and Hamilton have in common: an ability to get to the line. Not only was Hamilton the nation’s leading scorer this season, he also led the league in free throws made and attempted. I wrote a lengthy post at BallinMichigan.com on Hamilton and another in-state Portsmouth participant, University of Detroit’s Eli Holman, if you’re interested in checking that out. And, if Hamilton has a good performance at Portsmouth, as a proud Oakland alum, you can bet I’ll slip a Hamilton profile into Draft Dreams before that series if finished.
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