Blake was a well known hometown athlete, and a 3 letter player at Central Dauphin High School in Pennsylvania. His athletic abilities shined bright from the start. Blake broke out as a force to be reckoned with during his junior year in high school where he averaged 18 points and 8 rebounds a game, leading his team to the state playoffs. Although they posted a 20-9 record they were bounced from the playoffs. The Hammer would collect awards for his abilities, but not the championship he hoped for.
His senior year saw him work hard to improve his numbers with 20 points, 10 rebounds, and 3 blocks a game willing his team to a 18-6 record. They would find themselves in the district playoffs but still falling short of the championship once more. Mr. Hamilton would find himself getting numerous awards once more and also being invited to participate in the Pittsburgh Hoop Classic and the Rising Star Hoop Classic following his senior season.
Blake would end his career at Central Dauphin as the school’s second leading scorer with 1,794 points. The Hammer’s athletic ability wasn’t only on display during basketball games, he was also a high jumper and long jumper. And if that weren’t enough he ran 400 meters on the track and field squad, and made two district appearances in the high jump as a junior and senior. He was athletic to say the least, but his hard work kept seeing him improve year after year and that would land him a scholarship to Monmouth University in New Jersey.
Blake would face a new world and was slow to the start, but again his hard work paid off as his junior year saw him average 16 points, and 6 rebounds a game helping to lead his team to the schools first NEC League Championship and another NCAA berth. He would make First Team All League, NEC Tournament Team, and Tournament MVP in the process. Blake “The Hammer” Hamilton was finally a champion. The hard work paid off and followed him into his senior year. He averaged 16 points, and 4 rebounds a game capturing another NEC League Championship but falling short of the ever so difficult NCAA bid. His senior year also saw him collect numerous awards including the NEC Player Of The Year award.
Blake found himself overseas doing work once more. He landed in Portugal FC Porto Ferpinta, then onto Energa Kotwica Kolobrzeg in Poland where he averaged 15 points, and 6 rebounds a game. Mr. Hamilton went on to play in Austria for Swans Gmunden averaging 13 points and 4 rebounds a game. The Hammer continued his successful run as a pro for multiple teams including Soles de Mexicali, and Hod Hasharon in Israel. With all his travels he also ended up in France playing for Rouen. He averaged 12 points, and 5 rebounds a game and of course dunked on unsuspecting opponents.