Almost two years ago, Glendale Junior College, led by our 2019-2020 ACCAC Co-Coach of the Year Ken Carrillo, won the Division-II Region Championship in the conference with a big championship victory over rival Pima Junior College on their home floor (105-96). Glendale got hot late in the season - winning their last (6) games on the season and picking up a nice head of steam heading into the NJCAA Division-II National Tournament. But Glendale would never get the opportunity to travel to the national tournament held @ Mary Miller Center in Danville, IL. Instead, the COVID-19 pandemic would take the nation by storm, and the remainder of the junior college season would be cancelled - ending Glendale Junior College's chances of winning it all.
Glendale's top-rated prospect, 6-foot-9 sophomore Adam Hamilton, would surely miss out on the previous National Tournament experience, which could have boosted his college recruitment a great deal, and benefited him and his team through the experience. Among the ACCAC's top overall prospects then, and now the top returning sophomore prospect in the conference, Hamilton has developed immensely since his Buckeye High School days, where he was an integral part of a dominant high school team (2018-2019). Now, almost (3) years later since graduating from Buckeye, Hamilton has grown several inches and is entering his sophomore season. Already an academic qualifier out of high school, Hamilton is still only a mere 19 years of age, as he entered college extremely young as a college prospect. The year off last season has helped Hamilton, which gave him another year or so to mature physically, and catch up (in age) to his older competition in the ACCAC.
Arizona Preps recently caught up with Hamilton in an interview, regarding his expectations for the junior college season and also his current college recruitment.