Nov. 22, 2002
SEATTLE - Former two-year letterman point guard Jason Hamilton will join play-by-play announcer Bob Rondeau on the radio broadcasts for University of Washington men's basketball home games this season.
Hamilton will serve as the color analyst, beginning Sunday (Nov. 24) when the Huskies open the season against Montana State at 2 p.m. in Bank of America Arena. Sunday's game will air locally on KHHO 850-AM due to a scheduling conflict with flagship station KJR 950-AM.
The majority of Washington men's basketball games will be carried on KJR in Seattle and on the Husky Sports Radio Network in other regions. The inaugural UW basketball broadcast on KJR will be the Huskies' first road game, Saturday, Nov. 30 at UNLV at 6:30 p.m. Pacific Time.
Hamilton started for the Huskies during the 1994-95 and 1995-96 seasons and became the third Husky to register back-to-back 100 assist seasons during that span. He led all Pacific-10 Conference players with 59 steals in 1996, including nine against Eastern Washington on Nov. 28, 1995 that still stands as the single-game school record.
A 1992 graduate of Hazen High School in Renton, Wash., Hamilton earned first-team all-state honors and was the Most Valuable Player of the Seamount League as a senior. He originally attended San Diego State where he was voted the 1993 Western Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year before transferring to Washington.
Hamilton was voted to the All-Pac-10 Newcomer Team in 1995. In 1996, he led the Huskies to a 16-12 record and a National Invitation Tournament berth that stopped UW's eight-year postseason absence.
Rondeau is in his 16th season as the play-by-play voice of Husky basketball. He will continue to call road games without a broadcast partner.