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Tom Hammonds
Power forward
Born March 27, 1967 (1967-03-27) (age 42)
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
High school Crestview
College Georgia Tech
Pro career 1989–2001
Medal record
Competitor for  United States
World Championships
Gold 1986 Spain National team
For American sportscaster, see Tom Hammond.

Tom Edward Hammonds (born March 27, 1967) is a retired American professional basketball player and current National Hot Rod Association drag racer. He was born in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and attended Crestview High School in Crestview, Florida.

Upon graduation from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1989, Hammonds was selected by the Washington Bullets in the 1st round (9th overall pick) in the 1989 NBA Draft. He played in 12 NBA seasons for the Bullets, Denver Nuggets, Charlotte Hornets and Minnesota Timberwolves, averaging 5.3 ppg in his career. He scored a career high 31 points for the Bullets against the New York Knicks, on January 29, 1992.

While enrolled at Georgia Tech, Hammonds played for the US national team in the 1986 FIBA World Championship, winning the gold medal.[1]

Since retiring from basketball, Hammonds was involved in the drag racing scene,[2] owning his own NHRA team, racing in the NHRA's Pro Stock class since 1996. He currently owns a car dealership in Darlington, South Carolina.[3]

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