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Hamilton brings well-rounded game to ’Canes

Fredericton High School Black Kats guard Keighan Hamilton is joining the Holland College Hurricanes this fall.
Fredericton High School Black Kats guard Keighan Hamilton is joining the Holland College Hurricanes this fall. - Contributed

Fredericton High student going to study business administration at Holland College

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

The Holland College Hurricanes have added a player who can stretch the defence as they go after their eighth straight Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) men’s basketball title. Keighan Hamilton is a six-foot-three guard who played for the Fredericton High School Black Kats. He was named the school’s male rookie of the year in 2018 while helping the Black Kats win the provincial championship.
“I am able to space the floor well and shooting is one of my strengths,” he said. “I rebound the ball well and I continue to improve on my defence and attacking the rim. I’m a high-IQ player and pride myself on being able to read defences and make the right play.” He knows some of the players from the 2018-19 roster and others who have committed for the upcoming season.
“I’m excited to be their teammates and get to work,” he said. Hurricanes head coach Josh Whitty said Hamilton is a valuable addition to the ’Canes roster.
“Keighan has a great feel for the game and has been well coached at Fredericton High School,” he said. “He’s a versatile player who shoots it well and can contribute in multiple ways.”
Born in Guelph, Ont., Hamilton moved to Fredericton at a young age. He explored other post-secondary schools but chose Holland College to study business administration and continue to improve on the court.
“I chose Holland College over other schools because of the quality of the basketball program that they offer,” he said. “The opportunity to play with high-calibre players will help me improve as an all-around athlete. . . I believe I can be the best I can be on the court and in the classroom by attending Holland College.”
The Hurricanes open up the regular season on Nov. 2 in Halifax before hosting UNBSJ on Nov. 9.

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