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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Hamilton leaves UMKC

Things just continue to get worse for UMKC. The Kangaroos lost one of their best players in sophomore guard Reggie Hamilton, who asked and was granted a release from his scholarship. Hamilton was second on the team in scoring at 12.6 points per game. Hamilton was one of UMKC coach Matt Brown's first recruits and averaged 11.7 points a game last season as a freshman. The last-place Kangaroos (6-16, 2-7) chances of making the conference tournament are now even longer without Hamilton.

I'm assuming Hamilton will try to transfer somewhere. The Harvey, Ill. native is a talented player and in my opinion was a future all-conference player. Fans on the UMKC message board have blamed Brown for running off Hamilton as well as other players. I don't know how true or untrue that is, but losing Hamilton is a big blow for UMKC. He was just a sophomore and looked like he had a bright future ahead of him along with Spencer Johnson



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