LABORAL KUTXA adds size with Hamilton
June 26, 2013
Lamont Hamilton - Uxue Bilbao - EC12 (photo Bilbao Basket)Laboral Kutxa Vitoria bolstered its froncourt by inking big man Lamont Hamilton to a two-year deal on Wednesday. Hamilton (2.08 meters, 29 years old) arrives from Bilbao Basket, where he was chosen to the latest All-Eurocup team. He averaged 13.2 points and 5.2 rebounds in 17 Eurocup games last season, helping Bilbao to go all the way to the title game against Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar. Hamilton had joined Bilbao from Paris-Levallois of the French League, where he averaged 17 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2 assists and 1.4 blocks last season. Hamilton was had the highest index rating among all French League players in 2011-12. He was the competition's second-best rebounder and the sixth-best scorer. Hamilton played at St. John's University before turning pro in the Spanish second division with Inca and Tenerife. He spent three seasons with Paris-Levallois, helping the team make the French League playoffs twice, before joining Bilbao.
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