Dennis Hamilton

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Dennis Hamilton
Personal information
Born (1944-05-08)May 8, 1944
Huntington Beach, California
Died June 18, 2012(2012-06-18) (aged 68)
Chandler, Arizona
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Huntington Beach
(Huntington Beach, California)
College Arizona State (1963–1966)
NBA draft 1966 / Undrafted
Position Forward
Number 52, 12, 4
Career history
1967–1968 Los Angeles Lakers
1968–1969 Atlanta Hawks
1969–1970 Pittsburgh Pipers
1970–1971 Kentucky Colonels
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-WAC (1966)
Stats at

Dennis Eugene Hamilton (May 8, 1944 – June 18, 2012) was an American basketball player. He played in the National Basketball Association and American Basketball Association from 1967 to 1971.

Hamilton, a 6'8" forward from Huntington Beach High School in Huntington Beach, California, played collegiately at the Arizona State University from 1963 to 1966. For his career, he scored 1,079 points (13.6 per game) and shot .813 from the free throw line. He was named second team All-Western Athletic Conference in 1966.[1]

Undrafted after the completion of his college career, Hamilton signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers for the 1967–68 NBA season. For the season he averaged 2.8 points and 1.6 rebounds per game for a team that made it to the 1968 NBA Finals. Following the season, Hamilton was selected by the Phoenix Suns in the 1968 NBA Expansion Draft, then traded to the Atlanta Hawks for the 1968–69 NBA season. Hamilton then played two years in the American Basketball Association, for the Pittsburgh Pipers and Kentucky Colonels. For his NBA/ABA career he averaged 4.6 points and 3.1 rebounds per game.

Hamilton died on June 18, 2012.[2]


  1. ^ "Sun Devil Cager Great Dennis Hamilton Passes Away, Member of Sun Devil 1,000-Point Club". Arizona State University Athletics. 2012. Archived from the original on September 2, 2012. Retrieved June 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ Chuck Schilken (June 20, 2012). "Former Laker Dennis Hamilton dies at 68". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 22, 2012. 

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