May 6, 2006
WORCESTER, Mass. - Senior guard Kevin Hamilton (Queens Village, N.Y.), a member of the Holy Cross men's basketball team, is the 2005-2006 recipient of the Richard J. Maloney Award. The award was presented at the 52nd Annual Varsity Club Dinner, held at the Hogan Campus Center on Saturday, May 6.
The Maloney Award has been presented annually to the men's basketball team's most valuable player since 1981. Hamilton served as team captain this year, and averaged 17.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.3 steals per game. He was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year, in addition to being a first team All-Patriot League selection for the second straight season. Hamilton led the Patriot League in scoring, rebounds and steals, and was the only player in the nation to lead his conference in all three of those categories.
Over the course of his Holy Cross career, he set school records for steals (292), three-pointers made (222) and three-pointers attempted (640), while placing ninth all-time at Holy Cross in assists (308), 10th in field goals attempted (1,196) and 11th in points scored (1,492).
The Crusaders finished the 2005-2006 season with an overall record of 20-12, and finished in second place in the Patriot League with an 11-3 mark in conference games.