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Hamilton & Holder are off the board

Two west coast prospects with their stocks on the rise- Daniel Hamilton and Tra Holder -announced commitments Friday night.

Hamilton will likely move up even higher in the rankings.

Hamilton officially visited Connecticut last weekend and followed up the visit with a commitment. The 6-7, 190-pound wing prospect from Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco High School, however, kept it quiet until after his game Friday night at the Nike EYBL event.

"It's an up and coming program, and they are going to let me come in and play my game," Hamilton said. "They have possibly three pros, so it's a good opportunity for me to come in with Rodney Purvis."

Hamilton, the No. 9 ranked prospect by 247Sports and No. 24 ranked prospect in the 247Composite, has a lot of game to work with. He is a prolific three level scorer, a strong rebounder, adept ball handler and passer and versatile defender.

Playing for ICP Elite in the Nike EYBL, Hamilton lead his team to a comeback win over Mac Irvin, scoring 19 points and grabbing 12 rebounds while also spending much of the game hounding Mac Irvin point guard Jalen Brunson.

Hamilton's brother Jordan Hamilton currently plays for the Denver Nuggets and his brother Isaac Hamilton was a 2013 McDonald's All American and will attend UTEP.

Holder, a 6-0, 170-pound point guard out of Los Angeles (Calif.) Brentwood School, followed up an unofficial visit to USC with an unofficial visit to Arizona State and then promptly committed to the Sun Devils.

Currently with a No. 88 247Sports ranking and a No. 140 ranking in the 247Composite, Holder has had a breakout spring on the travel circuit.

Arizona State is now ranked No. 7 in the 247Composite Team Rankings with its three commitments. Connecticut with Hamilton as its lone commitment is No. 11 in the rankings.

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