Month after month for the past two years Jake Hamilton has continued to greatly improve his game. After a highly impressive spring and summer with the Illinois Predators Elite as one of the top 2023 guards on the NY2LA Association, Hamilton has parlayed that into a big junior high school season. 

The 6’3” guard is currently averaging 17.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game in his junior season. He is a big reason why Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin stands at 28-2 on the year and is a number one seed in the Danville Sectional of the upcoming Illinois state tournament. 

Colleges from the division one, two, and NAIA levels are all expressing interest right now in the skilled and versatile guard. Columbia, Indiana Wesleyan, Missouri S&T, Morehead State, and Quincy are the schools showing the most interest in him. “I would love to play for a program where I would fit in and would enjoy having me a part of their program. Also, a program where I can develop not only as a player, but as a person,” are some of things Hamilton is eyeing in his future college. 

Not only a standout on the hardwood, but Hamilton also excels on the football field as an all-conference player as well as in the classroom. Hamilton and Sacred Heart-Griffin will get started in the Illinois 3A state tournament next Wednesday at home against the winner of Springfield and Rochester. His goal is to not only make it to the state finals in Champaign but take home the grand prize of a state championship.