The men’s basketball Hurricanes continue to add elite maritime talent to their roster as they to build for the upcoming season. The latest addition to the team is guard, Keighan Hamilton, out of Fredericton, New Brunswick.
“I chose Holland College over other schools because of the quality of the basketball program that they offer. The opportunity to play with high-caliber players will help me improve as an all-around athlete. The school also offers a Business Admin program so it was a great fit; I believe I can be the best I can be on the court and in the classroom by attending Holland College.”
Hamilton, 6’3”, was born in Guelph, Ontario before moving to Fredericton, New Brunswick at a young age. There, he played for the Fredericton High School men’s varsity basketball team.
“As a player I am able to space the floor well and shooting is one of my strengths. I rebound the ball well, and I continue to improve on my defense and attacking the rim. I’m a high-IQ player and pride myself on being able to read defenses and make the right play.”
Hurricanes head coach, Josh Whitty, feels the addition of Keighan Hamilton is a valuable piece to the ‘Canes roster.
“We’re excited to have Keighan join our program next season. Keighan has a great feel for the game and has been well coached at Fredericton High School. He’s a versatile player who shoots it well and can contribute in multiple ways.”
In 2018, Hamilton was named the Fredericton High School male Rookie of the Year; he also won the New Brunswick provincial championship in the same season. Hamilton feels he can make a positive impact this season with the Hurricanes.
“I can bring a high energy and a positive attitude to the team. I know a few guys coming next year and a few guys on the team now and I’m excited to be their teammates and get to work.”
The Hurricanes recently claimed their seventh straight Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) championship this past March; they open up their 2019-20 regular season on November 2 when they visit the Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) Mystics in Halifax. The ‘Canes home opener is scheduled for November 9 when they host the University of New Brunswick-Saint John (UNBSJ) Seawolves at 4pm at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement in Charlottetown.
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Communications Coordinator Assistant
Department of Athletics and Recreation
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Date: Thursday, June 06, 2019