Jordan Hamilton Denied Again
by Franklyn Calle
Jordan Hamilton’s final appeal was denied on Tuesday according to the LA Times. CIF (California Interscholastic Federation) Executive Director Marie Ishida denied athletic eligibility to Hamilton who was seeking it to play a fifth year. Hamilton’s attorney, Sandy Fox, was attempting to get a hardship waiver for the 6-7 forward. The Texas commit has not played all season but was looking to gain a fifth year eligibility to at least get a chance to suit up for Dominguez HS from Compton in the California Interscholastic playoffs which started this week.
Hamilton averaged close to 28 points and eleven rebounds last season. Just last season, the Compton native was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The family was arguing that his medical condition along with a failure in the education system has contributed to his struggle in school. “We knew it was a long shot, but it is what it is,” Dominguez coach Duane Cooper told the LA Times. “We have to keep going. I feel sorry for the kid. I think he’s being punished wrongly. I think his parents did the right thing by having him repeat ninth grade because they wanted him to get better grades. I think the CIF kind of missed the whole boat.”
Hamilton was selected to play in the Jordan Brand Classic game on April 18 at Madison Square Garden.