Kevin Hamilton was a standout guard on the Holy Cross men's basketball team from 2002-2006. He led the Crusaders to two Patriot League regular season titles (2003 and 2005) and one Patriot League Tournament title (2003) during his four years. Hamilton's teams also appeared in the NCAA Tournament (2003) and the National Invitation Tournament (2005), with the 2005 squad becoming the first team in Patriot League history to win a postseason game (78-73 at Notre Dame in the NIT). The Crusaders had an overall record of 84-39 during his four years on the team.
Hamilton set the all-time Patriot League and Holy Cross records with 292 career steals. He also broke the school career records for three-pointers made (222) and three-pointers attempted (640), and was ranked ninth all-time at Holy Cross in assists (308), 10th in field goals attempted (1,196) and 11th in points scored (1,492) at the time of his graduation.
Over the course of his collegiate career, Hamilton received a number of honors. He was named the Patriot League Player of the Year (2005), the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year (2006) and was an honorable mention All-America selection by the Associated Press (2005). Hamitlon was also a three-time All-Patriot League selection (2004, 2005 and 2006) and a three-time Patriot League All-Tournament selection (2003, 2005 and 2006). In addition, he was named to the NABC All-District team (2006), and received the Richard J. Maloney Award from the Varsity Club (2006).
Following his graduation from Holy Cross, Hamilton was signed by the Boston Celtics to play with their Summer League team. He went on to play professional basketball in Puerto Rico, Poland, France and Germany.