UGA’s DaeSayne Hamilton is the latest member of the Georgia Bulldogs to sign with the Gamecocks.
Sources told NHL.com that Hamilton, a 6-foot-3, 220-pound forward, is set to sign his national letter of intent with the South Carolina Gamecucks, who have the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft.
Hamilton played collegiately at UGA, averaging 17.4 points and 8.8 rebounds in 26 games for the Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs were the top-ranked team in the country last season, but lost in the ACC tournament championship to Louisville.
Hamilton joins the Bulldogs from the New Jersey Nets, where he spent the past two seasons.
His recruitment has been met with much controversy and scrutiny, with Hamilton being a popular target of fans who have questioned his recruiting ability and character.
As a result, Hamilton was suspended by the Nets and his team’s coach, Chris Collins, told ESPN’s Baxter Holmes in a March interview that Hamilton was “a good guy” and that he “wants to help people.”
In March, Hamilton’s father, David Hamilton, was also suspended for the same reason for an incident at a New Jersey bar.
While the suspension is reportedly temporary, the former Nets player was later reinstated, but was given a one-game suspension and fined $25,000.
The news of Hamilton’s recruitment comes just one day after it was reported that UGA would sign former Oklahoma State standout DeShawn Williams to a multi-year deal.
Williams has been a highly-touted prospect and highly-recruited prospect since he signed with UGA in February.