Nothing has ever been concrete with the recruitment of Isaac Hamilton. He trimmed his list to five -- then added UCLA. One day, he would name a top three -- then discuss four other schools the next day. Throughout everything, he maintained he would be a spring signee -- and suddenly he decided to announce on Friday.
After everything, UTEP ended up as the last man standing. The No. 17-ranked player in the class of 2013 announced his commitment to the Miners. Hamilton chose UTEP over UNLV, UCLA, Baylor, Washington and San Diego State.
Hamilton, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard from St. John Bosco (Calif.), is one of the best pure scoring guards in the class. He knows how to score in a variety of ways, and is adept at making difficult shots in the mid-range. Hamilton can go off the bounce or knock it down from deep. Moreover, when he is dialed in, he is simply impossible to defend.
The elite scorer is an absolutely huge addition to Tim Floyd's program. Hamilton will come in and immediately be the go-to-guy offensively, as he will get a chance to be the focal point right off the bat.
An interesting twist to this commitment is Hamilton's brother, Daniel. A top-50 junior, Daniel Hamilton has been thought of as a package deal with his brother. Will he follow Isaac's footsteps to UTEP? That's unclear right now, but it would be icing on the cake for Floyd.