Julian Hammond III led Cherry Creek to a perfect 24-0 record with two 5A state championships as the Bruins’ starting quarterback. On the hardwood, the 6-2 guard helped the Bruins to the 5A state semifinals. No matter how you slice it, Hammond just wins.
On Friday, Gatorade announced that Hammond is getting the nod for 2020-21 Colorado Boys Basketball Player of the Year.
The senior guard averaged 22.4 points and 5.5 rebounds per game this past season, concluding his prep hoops career with 1,439 points.
Hammond will join last year’s Colorado Player of the Year, Dominique Clifford, at the University of Colorado in the fall. Though Hammond could’ve likely played football at the next level, he’ll be on Tad Boyle’s talented Buffs roster .
“Julian displays major versatility and leadership,” said Paul Biancardi, ESPN national recruiting director, in a news release. “His length can aid him on the defensive end of the court both on and away from the ball. He scores with opportunity and is a productive winning player.”
He is now a finalist for the Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year award, which will be announced in June.