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West Virginia transfer Brandon Knapper granted waiver by NCAA for immediate eligibility at EKU

Eastern Kentucky University basketball head coach A.W. Hamilton has announced that West Virginia transfer Brandon Knapper has been granted a waiver by the NCAA that makes him immediately eligible to compete. A 6-0 guard from Ontario, California, Knapper played the past two seasons at West Virginia. He appeared in 27 games for the Mountaineers last season, averaging 2.6 points and earning second team...

EKU men’s basketball adds five players to roster; Colonels look to contend for OVC crown next season

Eastern Kentucky University head coach A.W. Hamilton has announced the addition of five players for next season. The five signees are Devontae Blanton, Matt Cromer, Cheikh Faye, Brandon Knapper and Cooper Robb. Blanton is a 6-foot-6 wing out of powerhouse St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. A four-year starter at St. Edward, Blanton scored 1,000 career points and helped...

EKU announces two-year contract extension for men’s basketball head coach A.W. Hamilton

Eastern Kentucky University Vice President and Director of Athletics Matt Roan has announced a two-year contract extension for men’s basketball head coach A.W. Hamilton. The extension will keep the 2020 Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year in Richmond through at least the 2023-24 season. “In two short years, A.W. has done a phenomenal job returning our men’s basketball program...

Former Coastal Carolina assistant Patrick Blake joins EKU men’s basketball coaching staff

Patrick Blake has joined the Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball staff as an assistant coach, head coach A.W. Hamilton announced on Wednesday. Blake comes to EKU following four successful seasons as an assistant coach at Coastal Carolina University. He helped the Chanticleers transition into the Sun Belt Conference with back-to-back 20-win seasons in 2015-16 and 2016-17. “It’s...

Former Scott County star A.W. Hamilton eager to lead EKU Colonels

A.W. Hamilton was formally introduced as men’s basketball coach at Eastern Kentucky Tuesday in Richmond. Hamilton spent the past two seasons at North Carolina State (Kentucky Today/Keith Taylor) By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today RICHMOND, Ky. (KT) — A.W. Hamilton always wanted to play at Eastern Kentucky University. Although Hamilton never dribbled a basketball at McBrayer Arena, he will get the...