Hamilton, James, Jr. "Joe"(born: 1948)
James Hamilton, Jr. was born in Lexington, KY. He was an All-American high school basketball player at old Dunbar, coached by S. T. Roach. Hamilton was a 5 foot 10 inch guard who played college ball at Christian College of the Southwest, where he was a two-time Junior College All American. [Read more about the junior college in The Handbook of Texas Online.] At North Texas State [now University of North Texas] he was a two-time All-Missouri Valley Conference Player. Hamilton was also selected as an alternate on the 1968 U.S. Olympics Basketball Team. In 1970, he was drafted by the Texas Chaparrals, an ABA team. He was a member of the San Antonio Spurs, also an ABA team, during the 1973-74 season, before being traded to the Kentucky Colonels. He played for the Utah Stars 1975-76. For more see the James "Joe" Hamilton, Jr. entry in the Afro-American Encyclopedia; the Joe Hamilton Wikipedia entry; and the Texas Chaparrals at remembertheaba.com.