After spending a day in Chicago as part of the 2013 McDonald's team, it still hasn't completely kicked in for Hamilton.
"Oh man, this is such a historical event, so many great players have participated in this," Hamilton said. "I'm loving every minute of this; I'm blessed to have his opportunity.
"This is how you end your high school career. It's an honor playing in this game."
Hamilton's final high school season recently ended, and the four-star prospect says his last year as a prep was a good one.
"I think I was solid," he said. "We had a good team and I did a lot of facilitating. I won some accolades I wanted."
Heading into college at UTEP, Hamilton knows he has to continue to improve his game.
"I've been working on my athleticism and putting everything together at once," Hamilton said. "Sometimes I concentrate on one thing that is working and I need to be able to bring everything to the table every time out."
A lot will be asked out of Hamilton at UTEP next season, but watching the Miners this season, he feels he's ready for the challenge.
"The games I watched, they played real good defense but just didn't have a scorer," said Hamilton. "I think I can come in and help them win the games they were losing before. I think that's going to be a great challenge for me.
"I just want to come in and be one of the best freshmen in the country and make a big name for myself. Coach (Tim) Floyd is going to push me and I'm looking forward to that."