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Encyclopedia > Richard Hamilton (basketball)
Richard Hamilton
Position Shooting guard, Small forward
Height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight 193 lb (88 kg)
Team Detroit Pistons
Jersey #32
Born February 14, 1978 (1978-02-14) (age 30)
Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
College Connecticut
Draft 7th overall, 1999
Washington Wizards
Pro career 1999–present
Awards 3-time NBA All-Star, NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player

Richard Clay "Rip" Hamilton (born February 14, 1978 in Coatesville, Pennsylvania) is an American National Basketball Association player for the Detroit Pistons. He is 6 ft 7 in, 193 pounds (2.01 m, 87.5 kg) and plays shooting guard and small forward. The Shooting guard (SG), also known as the two or off guard,[1] is one of five traditional positions on a basketball team. ... The small forward, or, colloquially, the three, is one of the five positions in a regulation basketball game. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Coatesville, known as the Pittsburgh of the East, is the only designated city in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... The University of Connecticut is the State of Connecticuts land-grant university. ... The 1999 NBA Draft was held on June 30, 1999 at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C.. It was the first draft in which four players from the same college were picked in the first round, with Elton Brand (1st selection), Trajan Langdon (11th), Corey Maggette (13th) and William... Washington Bullets redirects here. ... is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Coatesville, known as the Pittsburgh of the East, is the only designated city in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... NBA redirects here. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... The Shooting guard (SG), also known as the two or off guard,[1] is one of five traditional positions on a basketball team. ... The small forward, or, colloquially, the three, is one of the five positions in a regulation basketball game. ...

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Playing career

Hamilton hails from Coatesville, Pennsylvania, and played college basketball at the University of Connecticut from 1996-99. He was named the 1999 NCAA Tournament's Most Outstanding Player after UConn's run to that year's national title. Coatesville, known as the Pittsburgh of the East, is the only designated city in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Game between Illinois State Redbirds & Ball State Cardinals, February 17, 2007 in an ESPN Bracketbuster contest. ... The University of Connecticut is the State of Connecticuts land-grant university. ... The 1999 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 64 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... At the conclusion of the NCAA mens and womens Division I basketball championships (the Final Four tournaments), the Associated Press selects a Most Outstanding Player. ... The 1999 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 64 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ...


Hamilton was a lottery pick in that year's NBA draft and played for the Washington Wizards for his first three seasons as a professional. Hamilton, Hubert Davis and Bobby Simmons were then traded to the Detroit Pistons for Jerry Stackhouse, Brian Cardinal and Ratko Varda. Since the trade, Richard has become one of the NBA's top shooting guards, and helped the Pistons win the NBA Championship in 2004. Also, Hamilton was and still is the leading scorer on the team. The 1999 NBA Draft was held on June 30, 1999 at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C.. It was the first draft in which four players from the same college were picked in the first round, with Elton Brand (1st selection), Trajan Langdon (11th), Corey Maggette (13th) and William... Washington Bullets redirects here. ... Hubert Ira Davis, Jr. ... Bobby Simmons (born June 2, 1980) in Chicago, IL) is a professional basketball player in the NBA. Simmons played three years of college basketball for DePaul University before being selected in the second round (42nd pick overall) of the 2001 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. ... Jerry Darnell Stackhouse (born November 5, 1974 in Kinston, North Carolina) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays both shooting guard and small forward for the NBAs Dallas Mavericks. ... Brian Lee Cardinal (born May 2, 1977 in Tolono, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA. At Purdue, he led the Boilermakers to an Elite Eight appearance in 2000 during his senior season. ... Ratko Varda (born May 5, 1979 in Gradiska, SFR Yugoslavia) is Serbian basketball player. ... The Shooting guard (SG), also known as the two or off guard,[1] is one of five traditional positions on a basketball team. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... The 2004 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 2003-04 National Basketball Association season. ...


After fracturing his nose three times in the 2003-2004 season, Hamilton began wearing a protective mask. He has continued to wear the mask since it has become a symbol of strength. Hamilton says "It's like my Superman cape."[1] The 2003-04 NBA season was the 58th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ...


On February 9, 2006, Hamilton earned his first selection to the 2006 NBA All-Star Game as a reserve guard for the Eastern Conference. is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 NBA All-Star Logo The 2006 NBA All-Star Game was played on Sunday, February 19, 2006 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, home of the Houston Rockets. ... The Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association is made up of fifteen teams, and organized in three divisions of five teams each. ...


On December 27, 2006, Hamilton scored a career-high 51 points with a personal best 19-for-37 field goal shooting in a 151-145 triple-overtime Pistons loss to the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. [2] Knicks redirects here. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, and known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City. ...


On January 9, 2007, Hamilton surpassed 10,000 career points with 22 points in a victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...


He represented the Eastern Conference for the second time at the 2007 NBA All-Star Game. The Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association is made up of fifteen teams, and organized in three divisions of five teams each. ... The 2007 NBA All-Star Game will be played on February 18, 2007 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegass Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. ...


On February 17, 2008, Hamilton represented the Eastern Conference for the third consecutive season at the 2008 NBA All-Star Game. 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... The Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association is made up of fifteen teams, and organized in three divisions of five teams each. ... 2008 NBA All-Star Game Logo The 2008 NBA All-Star Game will be played on February 17, 2008 at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana, home of the New Orleans Hornets. ...


On February 6, 2008, Hamilton was selected to be a part of the Foot Locker Three-Point Shootout, to be held on February 16, 2008 during All Star Weekend in New Orleans. He was defeated, however, by defending champion Jason Kapono. 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...


On May 13, 2008, Hamilton surpassed Isiah Thomas as the all-time Piston leading scorer in the playoffs. 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...


Media appearances

In the 2006-07 NBA season Hamilton appeared in the NBA Fundamentals series, hosted by TNT, where basketball players showcase certain aspects of the game. Hamilton explained the topic "movement without the ball" to shake off your defender. He stressed the importance of never standing still, always changing your speed and using screens of team mates. Hamilton also expressed admiration for his retired rival Reggie Miller, who he saw as a master of this art. The 2006-07 NBA season was the 61st season of the National Basketball Association. ... Reginald Wayne Miller (born August 24, 1965, in Riverside, California) is a retired American professional basketball player. ...


Personal

On October 31, 2007, Hamilton's girlfriend TJ Lottie gave birth to Richard Clay Hamilton III [1] Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Notes

  1. ^ NBA Street Homecourt Xbox 360 Preview, NBA Street Homecourt Preview
  2. ^ ESPN - Detroit vs. New York Box Score, December 27, 2006

External links

  • Richard Hamilton Player Info at NBA.com
  • Richard Hamilton Statistics at Basketball-Reference.com
  • Rip's Official Website
  • 2006 Richard Hamilton interview
Preceded by
Jeff Sheppard
NCAA Basketball Tournament
Most Outstanding Player
(men's)

1999
Succeeded by
Mateen Cleaves

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Richard Hamilton NBA Basketball at CBSSports.com (336 words)
Hamilton may never hit 20 ppg over a season once again, but the 30-year-old still has at least a few seasons of scoring above 15 ppg left in him with decent assist and rebound totals.
Hamilton had 31 points, thanks in part to 16-for-16 shooting from the free-throw line, as the Pistons advanced to the Eastern Conference finals for the sixth consecutive season with a 91-86 win over the Magic on Tuesday night.
Hamilton is leading the Pistons in scoring with 21.5 points per game in the playoffs, and has made 54 of his 59 free-throw attempts (91.5 percent) in those 10 games.
InsideHoops.com - Richard Hamilton Interview (1123 words)
Richard Hamilton: First of all, you kind of come out and you can't be scared.
Richard Hamilton: I mean, I played against a lot of -- night in, night out you play against a tough defender, especially when you're a scorer.
Richard Hamilton: I think it's very different, in terms -- but in terms they are still the same because both teams are trying to win the NBA Finals.
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