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Ex-DePaul player Tommy Hamilton headed to Texas Tech

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Tommy Hamilton, who announced last month that he was leaving DePaul, has decided to transfer to Texas Tech. The news of his decision was first reported Monday by Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com.

When Hamilton announced his decision last month, it was unclear what his next destination would be but that’s cleared up as he has decided to cast his fate with new coach Chris Beard and the Red Raiders. Beard has experience dealing with transfers so it would appear to be a good fit.

Hamilton will have to sit out the 2016-17 season to comply with NCAA transfer rules and will have one season of eligibility remaining.

Last season, the 6-foot-11, 255-pounder started 16 games for the Blue Demons and averaged 8.8 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. During his three seasons at DePaul, he was in and out of the starting lineup. For his career, he started 58 of 92 games and averaged 8.8 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.

Hamilton was a highly touted prospect as a Chicago prep player who was in the same class as former Duke star Jabari Parker. Hamilton’s outside shooting touch is what makes him an intriguing player; at DePaul, he shot 42.5 percent (68-of-160) from 3-point range.

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