Zendon Alphonso Hamilton (born April 29, 1975) is a former American professional basketball player and current assistant coach for the Texas Legends of the NBA G League. He played in the National Basketball Association from 2000 to 2006.
|League||NBA G League|
|Born||April 27, 1975|
South Floral Park, New York
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||240 lb (109 kg)|
|High school||Sewanhaka (Floral Park, New York)|
|College||St. John's (1994–1998)|
|NBA draft||1998 / Undrafted|
|Number||25, 54, 42, 31|
|2000–2001||Los Angeles Clippers|
|2003||Yakima Sun Kings|
|2012||Institución Atlética Larre Borges|
|2013–2014||Idaho Stampede (assistant)|
|2016–present||Texas Legends (assistant)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Hamilton, a 6'11" center played high school basketball at Floral Park, New York's Sewanhaka High School. Hamilton played college basketball at St. John's University, where he was a part of the same recruiting class as Sports Illustrated cover boy Felipe López.
After two seasons in Europe, Hamilton began his NBA career in the 2000–01 NBA season with the Los Angeles Clippers. He had previously played with the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA pre-season in 1999, but he did not play in any official NBA games with Dallas. He has also played for the Denver Nuggets, the Toronto Raptors, the Philadelphia 76ers, the Milwaukee Bucks, and the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was signed on October 1, 2006, by the Portland Trail Blazers, but after the pre-season he was waived on October 25, 2006, without playing any regular season games with the club.
In February 2007, he joined Śląsk Wrocław. In the summer of 2007, he moved to Russia and signed with Enisey Krasnoyarsk. In 2008, he joined Spartak Primorje. In 2010, he joined Polytekhnika-Halychyna Lviv. In 2012, he joined Larre Borges of Uruguay.
- " HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL; New York Area Is Teeming With Talent", The New York Times, December 12, 1993. Accessed December 27, 2007. "ZENDON HAMILTON of Sewanhaka, is rated the best senior big man in the nation by various prep school magazines, including Street & Smith."
- Zendon Hamilton. Latinbasket
- Blazers Hire Rob Werdann, Zendon Hamilton As Idaho Stampede Assistant Coaches
- Legends Add Three Assistants to Coaching Staff