The BYU Cougars men’s basketball team added a great deal of size, specifically in 7-foot-3 walk-on Alan Hamson. Darnell Dickson of the Provo Daily Herald reported the story.
Hamson is currently finishing up a 2-year LDS mission in California, but should suit up for the Cougars soon. There’s also a bit of family history here, as his mother was an All-American basketball player for BYU and his sister Jennifer Hamson was the same, but also in volleyball. She currently plays for the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks.
Just how much Hamson will contribute for the team remains to be seen, as he had major back surgery after he graduated from Pleasant Grove High School in Elk Grove, California, near Sacramento. He’s a raw talent and will need to make some adjustments once he steps on the court, but the fact of the matter is that having that kind of height is a blessing for any basketball player. Thus, though how much he can do remains to be seen, chances are he’ll be a solid rebounder and/or shot blocker for BYU next season.
The Cougars went 25-10 (13-5 WCC) in the 2014-15 season and lost to Ole Miss in the First Four.
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