Nick comes to Brainerd after two years in the Kent State program. After redshirting last season, Nick got some playing time for the Golden Flashes this season. He played for Xavier in 2009 before transferring to Kent State. Nick is a graduate of Avon Lake High School in Avon Lake, Ohio, where he was named First Team All-Ohio after hitting .481 during his senior season. Nick's parents are Tom and Wendy Hamilton. He is majoring in business management at Kent State, and back in high school, he volunteered with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program.