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UCLA guard Isaac Hamilton's road to a career night almost led to USC

UCLA guard Isaac Hamilton's road to a career night almost led to USC

Isaac Hamilton caught fire against USC on Thursday. He made 13 of 17 shots for 36 points, the most by a UCLA player in a decade. The path that led him there was complicated, and, coincidentally, it almost led him to USC, to the team he essentially beat single-handedly in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 tournament. If you believe Tim Floyd, the Texas-El Paso coach and former USC coach, Hamilton nearly transferred to the Trojans. Hamilton, a McDonald’s All-American in high school, signed a national letter of intent with Floyd and UTEP. Before he arrived on campus, though, he had second thoughts. His grandmother, who died on Sunday, was ill, and Hamilton, who is from Los Angeles,...

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