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Hamilton No. 70 on Ford's NBA draft board

5/3/2012

LSU center Justin Hamilton, who surprised many when he decided to leave LSU a year early to try a pro career, is ranked No. 70 on ESPN's Chad Ford's top 100 players in the NBA draft.

If that holds true, he'd be out of the 60-pick draft (two rounds per team) and would be a free agent.

Hamilton's departure has left new coach Johnny Jones scrambling to find a replacement for the 7-footer. The Tigers currently have only one true post player, returning sophomore power forward Johnny O'Bryant.