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''VEF Riga'' sign American center Justin Hamilton

Justin Hamilton.
 RIGA, Jan 24 - Latvian basketball club ''VEF Riga'' has signed American center Justin Hamilton, who was drafted by the NBA's Miami ''Heat'' in the second-round of last year's NBA Draft, LETA was informed by the club's director Laila Spalina.

The 22-year-old Hamilton was selected by the ''Heat'' with the 45th pick in last year's draft, however, he opted to begin his professional career in Europe and began the season with Croatian basketball club Zagreb ''Cibona''.

It is hopeful that the seven footer will join the Latvian club in the upcoming days.

''Cibona'' has already dropped out of the ULEB Eurocup, where Hamilton averaged 7.8 points and 3.4 rebounds per game. In 16 Adriatic League matches for ''Cibona'' this season, he averaged 8.1 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.
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