STORRS – Caught up with Daniel Hamilton briefly as his workout ended at Gampel on Monday. He arrived from LA last week, and began summer classes:
“I feel pretty good, first day of summer school. Everything went well. I’m excited to be here, excited to work [Kevin Ollie’s] camp last weekend. It’s just been a good experience since I’ve been here.
“ I was out there in Houston with my brother [Jordan Hamilton] a week ago, and we were just working out with James [Hardin], with Dwight [Howard], playing pick-up and stuff like that. And they were teaching me new things that I could do, to transfer to the college level.”
“I’m real excited about not having to answer questions about the NLOI and stuff like that because I’m here. And I just think that my word is bigger than the NLI or any paper. I told Coach Ollie I was coming and I’m here now.”
“It’s real exciting to get a head start on the season and getting to know my teammates. These are the guys I’m going to be living with my whole college time, it’s real important to get to know these guys, being able to work o ut with them early, before the season even starts.”
“Nothing has taken me by surprise. Came out here and played pickup the other day, and I was just able to play my game, play free. … Me and Rock [Rakim Lubin] are rooming together, the two freshmen.”