Roy Hamilton (basketball)

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Roy Hamilton
Personal information
Born (1957-07-20) July 20, 1957 (age 60)
Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school Verbum Dei
(Los Angeles, California)
College UCLA (1975–1979)
NBA draft 1979 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Position Guard
Number 24, 23
Career history
1979–1980 Detroit Pistons
1980–1981 Portland Trail Blazers
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Roy Lee Hamilton (born July 20, 1957) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association who is currently a coordinating producer for Fox Sports Net. He played college basketball at the University of California, Los Angeles from 1975 to 1979. He was drafted in the first round as the 10th overall pick in the 1979 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. He played one season with the Pistons and another with the Portland Trail Blazers.[1] He briefly played in the Continental Basketball Association before pursuing another dream of working on sports television. He thought the odds of him returning to the NBA were slim after having already been cut, and did not want to become "bitter and disappointed".[2]

Hamilton became a television commentator for UCLA in the 1982–83 season. He started in an entry-level broadcast position for CBS Sports in New York and later became one of CBS' top National Football League (NFL) producers. When the network lost their NFL contract to Fox in 1993, he joined Fox along with some other CBS personnel. As of 2001, Hamilton was one of the highest-ranking African Americans working on sports television production as Fox Sports Net's coordinating producer of college football and regional NBA coverage. He also oversaw Fox's Sunday coverage of Atlantic Coast Conference basketball.[2]


  1. ^ Finney, Ryan (2010). "2010–11 UCLA Men's Basketball Media Guide". UCLA Athletic Department. pp. 106, 108. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 10, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Stewart, Larry (November 30, 2001). "Hamilton Makes the Cut in TV". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on November 18, 2011.