NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee State men’s basketball assistant coach Rodney Hamilton has been announced as an inaugural member of the Georgia State University Athletics Hall of Fame.
Announced by GSU on Sept. 28, Hamilton and the other nine inductees were honored at the school’s Homecoming football game on Saturday. The class will be formally enshrined in the Hall of Fame at Georgia State's Student-Athlete Banquet in April.
Hamilton, who is now in his fourth season as an assistant at TSU, was one of the top players in Georgia State history. A two-time all-conference selection and two-time all-academic honoree for the Panthers, Hamilton is one of just three players in school history to have his number retired.
A star for the Panthers from 1994-98, Hamilton graduated as GSU’s all-time leading scorer with 1,515 points and currently sits in second place on the points list. He still holds the record for most career assists (535) and steals (212) and is second in school history in free throw percentage (.838) and games played (109). Hamilton is a former Georgia State Male-Athlete of the Year.
With the Tigers, Hamilton is in his fourth year on staff and second under Head Coach Dana Ford. TSU, which opened practice for the 2015-16 season on Friday, Oct. 2, hosts an exhibition game versus Cal State East Bay on Nov. 7 before the season opener at Loyola in Baltimore, Md. on Nov. 13.