December 22, 2005

Hamilton & Thomas Selected To All-Tournament Team

Dec. 22, 2005

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico -- Holy Cross senior guard Kevin Hamilton (Queens Village, N.Y.) and junior guard Torey Thomas (White Plains, N.Y.) have been selected to the All-Tournament Team for the 2005 San Juan Shootout. Hamilton and Thomas led the Crusaders to a fourth place finish in the eight team tournament.

Hamilton averaged 26.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in Holy Cross' three games in San Juan, while shooting 54.5 percent from the floor and 57.1 percent from three-point range. He began the tournament by scoring a career-high 38 points against Tennessee-Chattanooga, while making 13 of 20 shots from the floor and seven of 10 three-pointers. He then added 13 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals against Clemson, before totaling 27 points, six assists and three steals against Mississippi State. On the year, Hamilton is averaging 17.6 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.3 steals per contest.

Thomas averaged 10.3 points, 4.3 assists and 3.7 rebounds over the Crusaders' three games in the tournament, while hitting four of seven (57.1 percent) three-point attempts. He had 11 points, six assists and five rebounds against Tennessee-Chattanooga, and added 13 points, four rebounds and three assists against Mississippi State. On the season, Thomas is averaging 10.8 points, 5.4 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 3.1 steals per game, while posting a 2.11-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio.

Holy Cross (5-6 overall) returns to action next Tuesday, Dec. 27, when it travels to George Mason for a 7:00 p.m. contest.

2005 San Juan Shootout All-Tournament Team
Larry Blair, Liberty
Nick Dials, Akron
Jamall Edmonsdon, Mississippi State
Jamont Gordon, Mississippi State
Kevin Hamilton, Holy Cross
Vernon Hamilton, Clemson (MVP)
Cliff Hammonds, Clemson
Drew Joyce, Akron
Alphonso Pugh, Tennessee-Chattanooga
Torey Thomas, Holy Cross
Landy Thompson, Mount St. Mary's