I would love to see them stay home and head to SDSU. But, I think UNLV and Baylor are STRONG chances to land one or both of the brothers.
Can always count on my man Frank to have and share an opinion. As far as I know, the Hamilton brothers remain a packaged deal. I believe SDSU has the inside track, with a scary Scott Drew and Baylor waiting in the wings.
shared this on the Baylor thread but this seems like a more appropriate place to drop it:
Thanks Todd- hope the site goes well. I am hearing Hamilton probably comes down to a San Diego State versus Baylor battle. San Diego State has a good program and is closer to home. Exposure, conference and competition are going to tough things to overcome with top 25 talent for them. The Big12 had 10 NBA players for every one that came out of Mountain West. And the Big West is perceived to be a weaker conference.
Both San Diego State and Baylor have loaded backcourts. The playing time angle might be in SDSU's favor if Jamal Franklin is good enough to go pro after his junior year. Baylor has Pierre Jackson and AJ Walton graduating. Walton is more of a defensive specialist but obviously Jackson is one of the best guards in the country so Baylor will have lots of minutes and production to replace.
The Big12 probably prepares a kid for the NBA better. The Hamiltons would get great competition in practice at either place but without question, the competition of the Big12 is superior to the Big West. In the end, I think this will weigh heavily in their decision.
And you never know with kids. UNLV, UTEP and Washington are his other finalists and I'm sure these feelings of where they want to go to school change daily.