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NC State rounds out basketball coaching staff with Hargrave’s A.W. Hamilton, per report

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Hamilton played for Keatts at Hargrave Military Academy.

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Kevin Keatts is bringing on board another coach with whom he has a lot of history. A.W. Hamilton, who both played for Keatts and coached alongside him at Hargrave Military Academy, is expected to be the third and final assistant on Keatts’ NC State staff, per report.

Hamilton succeeded Keatts as the head coach at Hargrave following Keatts’ departure for Louisville. Under both Keatts and Hamilton, Hargrave has been an elite prep school program that has served as a pipeline to high-major programs. Here’s a story on Hamilton from 2011 when he took over as head coach for Keatts.

All three of Keatts’ assistants either played with him or coached with him—or both—so these guys should all be on the same page as they begin to establish Keatts’ philosophy in Raleigh. All of the connections to Hargrave don’t hurt, either.

I will leave you with Hamilton’s old Wake Forest player profile, which includes a number of fun facts about the then-21-year-old.