Zander Hamilton, a 6-foot-4-inch graduate of Thomson High School, ended his high school career as the All Star Preps Best of the CSRA Georgia Boys Basketball Player of the Year on June 8. He led Thomson to the Elite 8 in the playoffs and finished his senior season with a 20-6-4 record and as the Region 3 4AAAA champions. Hamilton was also selected as Region Player of the Year and Georgia Allstate 3rd Team. During his high school career he lettered in varsity for three years and averaged 19.9 points per game and 11.2 rebounds per game his senior year.
Hamilton said the key to his succes is hard work, especially coming from a small town.