BYU Basketball Prospect: Alan Hamson (Class of 2015)

alan_hamson_pgAlan Hamson is a prospect for the BYU basketball Class of 2015. He plans to walk-on at BYU for the 2015-16 season. He prepped at Pleasant Grove High School (UT) where during his senior season (2011-12) he averaged 10.7 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 5.9 blocks per game and was voted team MVP. He was also named an honorable mention to the Deseret News all-state team, as well as to the Provo Herald All-Valley and Region 4 teams. His 123 blocks in a season is ranked #2 in Utah state history behind Shawn Bradley. He graduated from High School with a 4.0 GPA and was getting interest from a handful of Ivy League Schools.

Following High School Hamson served an LDS mission to southern California (Ventura), leaving August 2013. He was lightly recruited out of high school, possibly as a result of his corrective back surgery to repair scoliosis (abnormal curve of the spine). The surgery resulted in a change in his height from 7’0″ (what he played at in High School) to 7’3″.  He has not been rated by Rivals, Scout, or ESPN, however it has been rumored that he has been offered a handful of scholarship offers from smaller schools. He was recruited by BYU, Utah, UVU, USU, as well as a handful of Ivy League Schools.  However, none offered scholarships due to his health concerns.  He is the younger brother of BYU basketball/volleyball standout and L.A. Sparks center Jennifer Hamson.

Recruitment Profile:

Hometown: Pleasant Grove, UT High School Pleasant Grove
Last Team: Pleasant Grove AAU Team: Salt Lake Prospects
Position: Center HT/WT: 7’3”, 180 lbs.
Profiles: MaxPreps Twitter @ahamson
Rivals: (2 / 5)
Scout: (2 / 5)
ESPN: (2 / 5)
Average: (2 / 5)
Offers: Teams

High School Game Stats (*From DesNews)

2009-10 22 0.3
2010-11 23 6 6.3
2011-12 21 7.9 0.8 0.4 5.9 10.7
Total 66 5.7


Hamson rockin' a BYU t-shirt on preparation day.  Photo from Alan Hansom's mission blog
Hamson rockin’ a BYU t-shirt on preparation day. Photo from Alan Hansom’s mission blog

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  • ZooZoo24

    Alan, peanut butter is a great way to put on lbs when ur burning tons of calories. Worked great when I was in college sports! Best wishes for a great mission. You’ll think of it almost every day, the rest of your life.

  • SJ Bobkins

    If you go the “rent a stiff” route why the hell can’t the kid be from Europe or Australia. It’s not PC to say, but reality; BYU has not had any big athletic and physical inside kids because they are almost 100% Black and they don’t sign with BYU. I won’t speculate, White kids do however) The next best option is a foreign athlete of the type BYU feasted on before Dave Rose and a few other Cougar coaches came along. St Mary’s replaced five starters with nobodies from Europe and how are they doing in a rebuilding year? To my knowledge Gonzaga has never had a decent team that wasn’t loaded with no-US kids I know Dave is fearful of recruiting outside the 801, but surely it’s worth the effort to do whatever BYU did in the 60s-80s by recruiting Europe.
    I would add Travis Hansen and Dave Rice to the 2016-17 staff in a heartbeat. Travis could get the development advisor title, (Alabama football has a dozen of these) he knows Europe like the back of his hand. In reality, you only need push one current assistant out the door to have a whizzbang staff.