Women’s Basketball: Northwestern senior guard Jordan Hamilton claims fifth year of eligibility at Stanford

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Senior guard Jordan Hamilton attempts a jumper against Wisconsin defenders on Feb. 20. She announced Wednesday her commitment to Stanford women’s basketball fo the 2021-22 season

Skye Swann, Assistant Sports Editor

Northwestern senior guard Jordan Hamilton will join Stanford women’s basketball program for the 2021-22 season as a graduate transfer.

The Frisco, Texas native announced her decision to join the reigning national champions Wednesday following four years playing for the Wildcats.

Hamilton was a key player for NU during her senior year, scoring 225 points and starting all 25 games. Highlights included notching a season-high 19 points against Iowa in January and having a standout performance against Louisville in the NCAA Tournament, where she scored 17 points, including 3 three-pointers.

Overall, Hamilton played in 110 games during her four years with the Cats, averaging 7.6 points and 2.6 rebounds. She recorded 3.3 assists, 1.5 steals, and a double-double in her senior season. She also notched a career high of 22 points her freshman year against Wisconsin.

Hamilton is the first NU player to claim a fifth-year eligibility and transfer to a different university.

The guard will join a Stanford program coming off its third national title in the team’s history. Stanford and NU have not faced off since 1998, when the Cardinals won a matchup between the two.

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