Made first start of the season at Savannah State on 11/13/12 ... Tied career-high five free throws vs. UAB on 12/5/12 ... Made game-winning shot with 40 seconds to play against Ole Miss on 12/8/12 ... Had key steal and layup in final seconds against Vanderbilt 12/21/12 ... Career-high seven rebounds at Arkansas State 1/3/13 ... Had a season-high 27 points and career-highs in field goals (10) and 3-pointers (6) vs. Louisiana on 1/19/13 ... His 10-for-11 performance from the field vs. Louisiana on 1/19/13 is tied for sixth in MT history ... Hammonds’ 27 points were the most by a Blue Raider since he had 28 vs. South Alabama 2/5/11 ... Scored in double figures 12 times in his career ... Played in all 34 games.
Matched career-high of six rebounds vs. Marshall (3/13) ... Recorded a career-high seven assists in the finale at WKU ... Earned first start since Nov. 26 vs. WKU on Feb. 9 and had a career-high 29 minutes played ... Matched his career-high with six rebounds against Troy (1/26) ... Tallied a season-best 13 points against Arkansas State ... Scored 12 points on four 3-pointers at Austin Peay ... Had first double-figure game with 11 points against Cumberland, going 3-for-3 from beyond the arc ... Also recorded a a career-high in blocks (4) to go along with five assists ... Tied career high in steals (3) against UNCG ... Was perfect from the field at UCLA (2-for-2), including 1-for-1 from 3-point land ... Had six rebounds against Loyola Marymount ... Made his fourth career start in the opener against Austin Peay ... Scored three points in the contest.
Played in 31 games averaging 14.5 minutes per game ... During freshman campaign averaged 4.2 points and 2.1 rebounds per game ... Caught fire against South Alabama scoring 28 points to set scoring record for points in a game by a freshman ... Missed just one attempt from the field ending game 9 for 10 ... Also went 5 for 6 from behind the arc and 5 for 7 at the free throw line ... At one point, scored 14 of 15 straight points for the Blue Raiders ... Played 22 minutes in first game as a Blue Raider scoring seven points and grabbing three rebounds ... Had first career double-figure scoring game with 12 against Campbell ... Had five rebounds in first career start against Samford ... Scored six points and had three rebounds against Tennessee State ... Against UL-Lafayette went 3 for 4 at the free throw line ... At FIU, went 4 for 4 at the free throw line ... Grabbed six rebounds at Troy ... At the Sun Belt Championships scored six points against FIU.
Siegel High School:
Played under Ben Dotson ... Mr. Basketball Finalist as a junior after averaging 19.7 points per game and 8.2 rebounds per game.
Born Nov. 9, 1991 in Murfreesboro, Tenn. ... Son of Kerry and Veronica Hammonds with one sister, Kennedy Hammonds ... His father graduated and played basketball for Middle Tennessee from 1984-89 and is third all-time in career scoring and second in rebounding … Majoring in Business with a minor in Education … Favorite food is fried chicken … Enjoys watching SportsCenter … Love and Basketball is his favorite movie … Listens to Lil’ Wayne … Superhero of choice is Batman … Best career moment is making the NCAA Tournament … Best thing about being a Blue Raider is the student and fan support … Admires his mother … Eventually hopes to coach basketball … Favorite quote is, “hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard.”