Kevin Hamilton(BBC Bayreuth): Any Pass That I Can Get To Kevin Durant Should Be An Automatic Assist
Kevin Hamilton is a 27 year old 193cm guard from Queens Village, New York that is playing his first season for BBC Bayreuth. He played at Holy Cross from 2002-2006 and played together with ex Skyliner Keith Simmons. In his senior year, he played 31 games averaging 17.6ppg, 6.3rpg, 3.5apg, 3.3spg, FG: 38.1%, 3PT: 33.2%, FT: 77.7%. In his rookie season 2006-2007, he came to Europe and played in Poland for Polpak Swiecie playing 19 games and averaging 13.0ppg, 4.5rpg, 3.8apg, Steals-2(2.3spg), 2FGP: 44.8%, 3PT: 38.2%, FT: 64.2%. In 2007-2008, he played in France for Besancon Basket Comte Doubs (France-ProB) playing 2 games and averaging 6.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.5apg. He also had a short tenure in Mexico with Pioneros de Quintana Roo-Cancun. In 2008-2009, he returned back to Poland to play for SKK Kotwica Kolobrzeg playing 32 games averaging 11.0ppg, 5.1rpg, Assists-1(6.4apg), Steals-1(2.8spg), FGP: 43.6%, 3PT: 32.6%, FT: 66.5%. He was not lazy in the last three summers staying in game shape and playing in Puerto Rico playing 90 games. In tue summer of 2009, he played for Indios de Mayaguez playing 35 games and averaging 10.5ppg, 4.7rpg, Assists-3(6.3apg), Steals-2(1.7spg), FGP: 45.4%, 3PT: 28.1%, FT: 70.6%. His father was a draft pick of The Boston Celtics in 1980. In 2009-2010, he played his first season in Braunschweig playing 39 games: 10.1ppg, 3.8rpg, Assists-3(5.4apg), Steals-2(1.9spg), FGP: 63.7%, 3PT: 33.9%, FT: 77.6%. In 2010-2011 for Braunschweig, he averaged 9,oppg, 4,1rpg and 4,3apg. Last summer, he played in Puerto Rico for Indios de Mayaguez (Puerto Rico-BSN) averaging 10,6ppg, 4,4rpg and 8,0apg. He spoke to German Hoops about the Kevin Durant rumors.
How is your injury rehab coming along? When can we see you on the court again?
I am not sure. My rehab is coming along well. It could be anywhere from 4-6-8 weeks.
BBC Bayreuth has won three of the last four games. How happy have you been with the play of point guard Danny Gibson?
Danny has done a great job. The team has responded well to his play. He has done a good job leading the team.
What has changed since new coach Marco Van den Berg taking over the reigns?
He has implemented a whole new philosophy on offense and defense. He is a very good basketball coach. He is a basketball junkie. He motivates the team well and we believe in his system. It has been great with him.
The Kevin Durant rumor to BBC Bayreuth has been all over the German media. What is your take on it?
It seems to be a realistic possibility that Kevin Durant could play for us. BBC Bayreuth have confirmed the interest and it is an exciting time here. It will be interesting to see how the team will respond with him in the lineup. It will be nice meeting him then if he plays.
Even though you are still injured, it seems that he would come in December and you could have that opportunity to play with him.
I could play with him and it will be fun. So often you hear of superstars coming to Europe to play and then there is no movement. We don´t want to get too overworked with the idea of him coming. If it happens then it will be nice, but until that time, we are only concentrated on our next game.
How was practice Monday? I am sure everyone was talking about the Kevin Durant rumor?
We were talking about it, but honestly we are totally focused on our season and the next game. Once practice started, we were focused on Bonn. We want to continue to be on the right track and continue to win.
What is the perfect pass from Kevin Hamilton to Kevin Durant?
Any pass that I can get To Kevin Durant Is perfect which should be an automatic assist.
What was the last DVD movie that you saw?
Princess and the frog which I saw with my daughter.
Thanks Kev for the chat.