- For American sportscaster, see Tom Hammond.
March 27, 1967|
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
|High school||Crestview (Crestview, Florida)|
|College||Georgia Tech (1985–1989)|
|NBA draft||1989 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall|
|Selected by the Washington Bullets|
|Number||12, 20, 21|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||3,617 (5.3 ppg)|
|Rebounds||2,243 (3.3 rpg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Tom Edward Hammonds (born March 27, 1967) is a retired American professional basketball player and National Hot Rod Association drag racer. He was born in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and attended Crestview High School in Crestview, Florida.
Hammonds played college basketball at Georgia Institute of Technology, earning Rookie of the Year honors in the Atlantic Coast Conference in 1986. After graduating in 1989, he was selected by the Washington Bullets in the first round (ninth overall) in the 1989 NBA Draft. He played 12 NBA seasons for the Bullets, Denver Nuggets, Charlotte Hornets and Minnesota Timberwolves, averaging 5.3 points per game in his career. He scored a career-high 31 points for the Bullets against the New York Knicks, on January 29, 1992.
While playing for the Nuggets, Hammonds became involved in drag racing. He qualified in the 1996 Mopar Parts Mile High Nationals, only to lose to Kurt Johnson. He owns his own NHRA team, racing in the NHRA's Pro Stock class since 1996.
Hammonds also opened a car dealership in Darlington, South Carolina.
- Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com
- NBA.com profile
- DRAG RACING: Former NBA Player Now Working Hard In NHRA