It’s a new name, and those are always fun. 6’6” 2018 Jairus Hamilton experienced a break out of sorts during the David Rose Memorial Day Classic. A break out that will most certainly change the course of his career trajectory for good.

Making his debut in North Carolina’s 2018 class, it has been an interesting ride to this point. Hamilton graduated from Cannon’s 8th grade three years ago, and then transferred up to New Jersey to repeat his 8th grade year. He then came back down south to play at Legacy Charter, in South Carolina, for his high school freshman year. Now as a sophomore, Hamilton is back to Cannon School where here started.

As I mentioned, Hamilton had not had a name that was known until the David Rose Memorial Day Classic. At this event, long time North Carolina recruiting guru Rick Lewis stated, SIM Card alert for high major schools, 6’6 2018 Jarius Hamilton of Team United. Think along the lines of JP Tokoto with a jump shot.”

Hamilton has great length and a natural, smooth athleticism. Think a high level wide receiver’s type of frame, great arm length and wide shoulders. He is highly explosive going toward the rim, both in transition and in traffic. Hamilton shoots the ball with great touch, form, and range that goes beyond the arc.

Look for Hamilton to have a big year at Cannon School, this year. He is the best player on a very talented (and young team). He debuted in North Carolina’s 2018 rankings at number 6, but look for that number to possibly rise as we move forward.

Cannon will start their 2015-2016 season in the Phenom Hoops High School Jamboree on November 7 at Proehlific Park. They will get three games that day against the best teams around North Carolina and Virginia. Make sure to come out and see the talent.

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