Former Pitt basketball player Eric Hamilton is the latest Panther to sign a pro basketball deal overseas. Hamilton recently signed a contract with the Cheshire Phoenix of the British Basketball League.
“I chose to sign with Cheshire simply because of the conversations I had with Coach Ben [Thomas],” said Hamilton. “I’m looking to build on some of the things [the team] accomplished last year, hopefully, take it one or two steps further. I’m looking forward to my first year as a pro a lot actually, but more-so just continuing a lot of the habits that I’ve been able to cultivate over the last few years. It’s going to be a continuation of the things that I’ve been doing, just becoming a professional every single day in my work habits, my workout routines and just bringing that same mentality to Cheshire. Hopefully, try to win as many games as we possibly can.”
Hamilton played only one year with Pitt, serving as sort of a glue guy for the team last year. He was fairly productive in his 16.6 minutes per game last season, scoring 5.5 points per game while hauling in 4.4 rebounds per contest. His 49% shooting from the field was second only behind that of center Terrell Brown, who shot over 52%. Prior to joining the Panthers, he played two years at Wichita State and a season at UNC-Greensboro.