Zendon Hamilton

Zendon Hamilton

Infobox Euroleague Player
name = Zendon Hamilton
nickname =

position = Center
height_ft = 6
height_in = 11
weight_lb = 254
nationality = USA
league = Russian Basketball Super League
team = Enisey Krasnoyarsk
birth_date = birth date and age|1975|4|29
birth_place = Queens, New York, New York
highschool = Sewanhaka High School
college = St. John's University
draft = Not drafted
career_start = 1998
former_teams = Fórum Filatélico (1998–1999)
Dallas Mavericks (1999)
Dafni Athens (1999–2000)
Los Angeles Clippers (2000–2001)
Denver Nuggets (2001–2002)
Toronto Raptors (2003)
Joventut Badalona (2003)
Yakima Sun Kings (2003)
Philadelphia 76ers (2003–2004)
Milwaukee Bucks (2004–2005)
Houston Rockets (2005–2006)
Cleveland Cavaliers (2005–2006)
Philadelphia 76ers (2006)
Portland Trail Blazers (2006) [http://www.hoopshype.com/players/zendon_hamilton.htm Zendon Hamilton Portland Trail Blazers] ]

Zendon Alphonso Hamilton [ [http://www.acb.com/jugador.php?id=A1U ACB ] ] (born April 29, 1975 in Queens, New York) is an American professional basketball player that currently plays for Enisey Krasnoyarsk from the Russian Basketball Super League, and formerly played in the NBA.

He first attended Floral Park, New York's Sewanhaka High School [ [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F0CEFDA1339F931A25751C1A965958260 " HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL; New York Area Is Teeming With Talent"] , "The New York Times", December 12, 1993. Accessed December 27, 2007. "ZENDON HAMILTON of Sewanhaka, is rated the best senior big man in the nation by various prep school magazines, including Street & Smith."] A 6'11" center from St. John's University where he was part of the same recruiting class as SI coverboy Felipe López, Hamilton began his NBA career in 2000 with the Los Angeles Clippers. He has also played for the Denver Nuggets, the Toronto Raptors, the Philadelphia 76ers, the Milwaukee Bucks, and the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was signed on October 1, 2006 by the Portland Trail Blazers. After the pre-season he was waived on October 25, 2006 without playing any regular season games in his new team.
In February 2007 he signed his second contract in EuropeFact|date=October 2007. In the summer of 2007 he moved to Russia and signed with Enisey Krasnoyarsk, his current team.

According to an article in Sports Illustrated, an unregistered sports agent said that in 1994 he was paid $2,000 to insure that St. John's center Zendon Hamilton reached the minimum SAT requirement for freshman eligibility.

The article said that after failing to reach the minimum test score nine times, Hamilton traveled to Los Angeles' Lynwood High to take the test on his final chance to qualify. Hamilton will be a senior next semester.

According to the story, Nate Cebrun a 51-year-old agent said that on June 3, 1994, Hamilton met him at the L.A. Marriott the night before the 6-11 center took his last SAT test. According to Cebrun, Greg Vetrone, an assistant at UNLV, and Gary Charles, the coach of Hamilton's AAU team, were also at the meeting in which he received $1,500 of $2,000.


External links

* [http://www.nba.com/playerfile/zendon_hamilton/?nav=page NBA.com bio]

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