Two of the biggest uncommitted high school basketball prospects in the nation are expected to come to UNLV on Saturday for a visit, and a good showing by the Rebels could yield huge dividends.
The big prize is 2013 guard Isaac Hamilton, a 6-foot-5 playmaker from St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.). Hamilton is ranked No. 15 nationally by Rivals, and UNLV is among his final choices. But this visit is especially important because he’ll be joined by his younger brother, Daniel Hamilton, who is one of the country’s best players in the 2014 class. The two are widely believed to be a package deal.
Daniel Hamilton, a 6-foot-6 swingman, is ranked No. 20 by Rivals. It’s not hard to envision them being the Rebels’ backcourt of the future, so if UNLV coach Dave Rice can land a commitment from Isaac this weekend, it would be another huge feather in his recruiting cap.
Isaac Hamilton has previously listed UNLV, San Diego State, UTEP, Baylor and Washington as his final five, but he shook things up last weekend by visiting UCLA. Most analysts believe it’s down to UNLV, San Diego State and UCLA.
The UNLV trip is scheduled, but things can change between now and Saturday. Isaac Hamilton was set to visit Washington in late October, but ended up canceling the trip, which many interpreted as a sign that the Huskies were out of the running.
The early signing period opens on Nov. 14, but Hamilton hasn’t announced when he’ll make his decision.
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